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Cinnamon-and-spice-rub steak
Cinnamon-and-spice-rub steak

Cinnamon-and-spice-rub steak

Preparation 10 min
Cooking time 10 min
Servings 4


  • 4 rib steaks, 4-cm (1 1/2-in) thick
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) peppercorns
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) kosher, or coarse, salt 


  1. With a coffee grinder, mortar or small food processor, grind together the cinnamon, star anise and peppercorns.
  2. Add the brown sugar and salt.
  3. Rub the steaks with the spice mixture and let rest at room temperature for one hour.
  4. Heat the barbecue to medium-high, grill the steaks 3 to 4 minutes, then flip.
  5. Cook another 3 to 4 minutes for rare or 6 minutes for medium doneness.
  6. Let stand 5 minutes, covered, before serving.
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