Smoked salt steak rub recipe

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steak rub with smoked salt
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  • healthy
Preparation Time2 mins plus marinating
Cooking Time6 mins plus resting
Total Time8 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories336 Kcal17%
Fat11 g16%
Saturated Fat5 g25%

Our steak rub contains smoked salt, pepper and onion, and garlic granules. These flavours compliment and intensify the classic barbecue flavours you know and love.

This steak rub recipe can be adapted to fit your own preferences and works well on chicken and pork too. Try adding a little smoked paprika to the rub or some dried herbs. It’s best to marinate the steak the night before so that the salt can properly infuse and tenderise the meat.


  • 1tsp smoked salt
  • 1/4tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4tsp onion granules
  • 2 steaks, we used 250g cuts of sirloin




  1. Mix the salt, pepper and onion and garlic granules together. Massage over both sides of each steak and leave to infuse for at least 1hr or ideally overnight.
  2. Bring the steaks to room temperature. Cook for 3 mins on each side on the hot section of your barbecue for a medium-rare finish. Leave to rest for 5mins before slicing and serving.

Top tips for making smoked salt steak rub

You can also cook the steaks on a griddle pan on the hob using the same timings. Make sure the pan is searing hot before placing the steaks on top to cook

You should always bring your steak to room temperature before cooking and allow it to rest for 5-8mins before slicing once cooked. Read our guide on how to cook steak (opens in new tab) for more tips

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