Whether you’ve got an Australian wagyu filet mignon or a top sirloin steak, you can’t go wrong with a bit of salt and pepper to season your dish. But you might be looking for something a little more exciting to spice up your steak.
Maybe you’re hosting a dinner party and want to impress your guests or perhaps you’ve got a date night on the cards with your partner and you want to cook the best dish possible. In these cases, a sprinkle of salt and pepper might not be enough.
The Best Ways to Spice Up Your Steak
Luckily, there are hundreds of different sources and seasonings that pair perfectly with steaks of any kind. Just one quick look in your nearest grocery store and you will find a number of different steak seasonings and rubs that contain a range of herbs and spices.
You can also make your very own rubs at home using your favorite ingredients. There are thousands of great recipes online that are easy to follow and enable you to create delicious steak seasonings and dry rubs within minutes.
The key to seasoning a steak perfectly is to use the perfect amount of each ingredient in your sauces and rubs. Overdoing it with just one ingredient could completely ruin the taste of your steak.
Below, we have listed three of the best options that will complement your steak perfectly.
- Peppercorn Sauce
When you think of sauces for steak, peppercorn sauce is probably one of the first thing that springs to your mind. It’s a hugely popular sauce that is commonly the main side dressing offered alongside steaks at restaurants.
Peppercorn sauce is made using black peppercorns, creamy, and brandy. It has a rich and creamy taste with a slight spicy kick thanks to the peppercorns. It’s a sauce that most people will enjoy and it complements any type of steak fillet.
- Chimichurri Sauce
Chimichurri sauce is the perfect way to spice up your steaks. It’s made using a blend of herbs (usually parsley and oregano), garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and red pepper flakes.
This sauce will add a delicious herby flavor to your steaks while also giving it a spicy undertone thanks to the red pepper flakes. It’s similar to green pesto but the herbs are chopped more coarsely in Chimichurri sauce.
- Montreal Seasoning
Often known as the ‘king of spice blends’, Montreal seasoning is made using a range of spices (including black pepper and red pepper), salt, garlic, onion, paprika, and sunflower oil. It’s available as a dry rub mixture in most grocery stores and it’s also easy to make yourself at home.
Montreal seasoning is said to have a slightly sweet and zesty with a complementary spicy kick caused by the black and red pepper.