Spicy grilled porterhouse steaks

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ pounds Unsalted Butter; softened
2 tablespoons Fresh Garlic; minced
¼ cup Fresh Parsley or Cilantro; chopped
2 tablespoons Chile Powder
1 tablespoon Fresh Garlic; minced
1 teaspoon Cumin
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
4 \N Porterhouse Steaks; each 1-1/2\" thick
\N \N Salt and Pepper to taste

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Combine unsalted butter, garlic, and parsley (or cilantro) in a bowl. Mix until well blended. Allow to rest at least one hour before using.

Combine chile powder, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl and stir to form a paste.

Rub steaks on both sides with paste. Cover steaks and allow to marinate at least two hours, but not longer than two days.

Grill steaks over medium-high coals or over the fire in a ridged cast-iron pan.

For a rare steak, grill for five minutes on each side; add grilling time (in five-minute increments) for medium- and well-done steaks.

Top grilled steaks with garlic butter and serve warm with salt and pepper to taste.

Posted to dailyrecipe@... by Recipe-a-Day <recipe-a-day@...> on May 6, 1998

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