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Prep Time: 20 minutes/Cook Time: 20 minutes
Spice Rub:
2 tablespoons Aleppo pepper*
2 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1-1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (2 to 2-1/4 inch-thick) bone-in beef rib eye (about 2 to 2-1/2 lb.), preferably dry-aged, at room temperature for 1 hour
2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons grapeseed or vegetable oil, divided
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, lightly crushed
4 sprigs thyme
1 sprig rosemary
Flaky or coarse sea salt
1. For the Spice Rub: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Transfer to an airtight container.  Can be made 1 month ahead.  Store airtight at room temperature.
2. For the Steak: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Set a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet.  Season steak with kosher salt and 2 tablespoons spice rub, pressing onto all sides of meat and adding more spice rub by the teaspoonful if needed to coat entire surface.
3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over high heat. When oil begins to shimmer, place steak in skillet (be sure to have fan of high; the rub creates some smoke).  Sear steak for 1 minute (any longer and the rub will start to burn).  Transfer steak to a plate and carefully drain fat from skillet.
4. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.  Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet and sear other side of steak for 1 minute.  Add butter, garlic, and herbs to skillet; cook until butter is foamy.  Carefully tip skillet and, using a large spoon, baste steak repeatedly with butter for 1 minute.  Turn steak and baste other side for 1 minute.
5. Pile herbs on top of steak, transfer skillet to oven, and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center of meat registers 125 degrees for medium, 15 to 17 minutes.
6. Transfer steak to prepared rack; let rest for 20 minutes.  Cut steak from bone, slice, and sprinkle with sea salt.
Serves 4

*Aleppo pepper is available at some specialty foods stores and
Meal   DinnerDish   Main Dish
Cooking Method   RoastedMain Ingredient   Beef
Prep Time   15 to 30 minutesCooking Time   15 to 30 minutes

Eileen Stalec

Member since Dec 2008

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