September 29, 2015

Montreal Spiced Steak

Recipe: Ricardo Larrivée

This Montreal Spiced Steak recipe is inspired by the city’s great delis. Montreal steak spice should be garlicky, spicy and have a floral hint. Ricardo Larrivée’s freshly ground version has all these flavors, and more.


Montreal Steak Spice

  • 2 tbsp whole 4-peppercorn blend
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed
  • 1 tbsp dill seed
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp coarsely ground sea salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 6 grilling steaks (such as striploin or sirloin)



Yield: Serves 6

  1. Combine peppercorns, coriander and dill seeds and hot pepper flakes in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind well. Stir in remaining ingredients of spice blend, mixing well.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Sprinkle steak spice generously over both sides of steaks, pressing lightly so spices stick to meat.
  3. Grill 4 to 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness.

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