Bluz Plate Special

Rio Barbecue Rub

2 Tablespoons salt

2 Tablespoons sugar

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

2 Tablespoons ground cumin

2 Tablespoons chili powder

2 Tablespoons black pepper -- freshly cracked

1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper

4 Tablespoons paprika

All you do is throw them together and mix them well.

Coffee-and-Pepper-Crusted New York Steaks

In this unusual recipe, the piquancy of peppercorns meets the mellowness of coffee beans with stellar results. Turn the steaks when you see beads of juice on the surface.

2 tablespoons whole coffee beans 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns 4 New York strip steaks, each about 3/4 pound and 1" thick Vegetable oil spray for spraying steak Kosher salt

Coarsely grind the coffee beans and peppercorns in a food processor or coffee grinder. Press the mixture evenly on both sides of the steaks. Spray steaks lightly with oil then grill the steaks over Direct High heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time, or until desired doneness. Remove the steaks from the grill. Season both sides with salt. Allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings.

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