The kicky spice rub for the steaks is easy to make, and the results are dynamite. The steaks need to stand for a few minutes after cooking to allow their juices to reabsorb.
Creole Spice Rub:
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick)
How to Make It
Combine mustard and next 7 ingredients (through black pepper); rub evenly over steaks.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
I didn't make the corn dish, but really enjoyed the rub on a nice thick steak. Not too spicy, but some nice heat after dinner. I halved the recipe since I'm cooking for myself and bought 2 tenderloin steaks. I'll use the rest of the rub tomorrow night. Served it w/roasted asparagus (just olive oil, salt, and pepper) and thought that it was great. Might try the corn dish next time.