T-bone Steaks With North African Spices Recipe

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T-Bone Steaks With North African Spices

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A mix of spices -- coriander, cumin, caraway, cinnamon, and turmeric -- complements the caramelized crust that forms from either pan-searing, grilling, or broiling the versatile T-bone steak. Oven directions are given but better on the BBQ or pan grilled

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25 Min
15 Min


t-bone beef steaks, about 1 inch thick (or whatever you have)
2 tsp
olive oil
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
coriander seeds
1 tsp
cumin seed
1 tsp
caraway seed
2 tsp
dried rosemary
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
olive oil


1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Fit a wire rack over a baking pan and set aside.

Rub steaks with olive oil, season with salt, and set aside
2Coarsely grind the coriander, cumin, caraway, and rosemary using a mortar and pestle or an electric grinder.

Transfer ground spices to a bowl and mix in the black pepper, cinnamon, and turmeric.
3Rub each steak with 1 tablespoon of spice mixture, making sure to cover both sides.

Let the steaks sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
4Heat a large skillet over high heat until very hot.

Add the canola oil and sear the steaks until a brown crust forms.

Turn and repeat on the other side.
5Transfer the steaks to a wire rack set over the prepared baking pan, place in oven, and cook to desired degree of doneness -- about 9 minutes for rare, 11 for medium rare, 15 for medium, and 18 for well done.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Moroccan
Other Tag: Quick & Easy