Tomahawk Steak Rub

Tomahawk Steak Rub

Tomahawk Steak Rub

Tomahawk steaks are one of my favorite things to grill up, but a good rub makes a difference between a good steak and a fantastic one. Since these steaks can be relatively thick, it’s a good idea to go a little heavier on the seasoning. This recipe makes enough for one large or two standard sized tomahawk steaks.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Rubs
Cuisine American


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4-6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds


  • In a medium sized mortar add peppercorns and coriander seeds. Crush with pestle to a medium sized grind. Empty seeds into a small bowl and clean out the mortar and pestle with a paper towel.
  • Add garlic and salt to mortar and crush into a fine paste. Place into bowl with the ground pepper and coriander. Slowly drizzle in half of the oil. Mixture should be a loose paste but not runny. If it is still too thick, add a little more. Stir in the rosemary and thyme. Let mixture sit for a few minutes, and stir once again before applying generously to both sides of the steak. Cook as directed.
  • If you are planning to marinate the steak, omit the salt from the rub, and season the steak with it right before cooking.


Photo by: Thomas Maiwald from Pixabay
Keyword spice rub, steak rub, tomahawk steak

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