Strip Steak with Spiced Salt

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Strip Steak with Spiced Salt

Serves 4 to 6
Flaky sea salt or kosher salt
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dill seeds
1 clove garlic, minced
4 boneless New York strip steaks (12 to 14 ounces each)
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
1 pound small tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 250˚. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spread 2 tablespoons salt, the coriander seeds,  peppercorns, paprika, red pepper flakes, dill seeds and minced garlic in an even layer on the baking sheet  and roast until the garlic is dry, about 30 minutes; let cool. Transfer to a spice grinder and pulse several  times. (The spiced salt can be made up to 1 week ahead; store in an airtight container.)

Remove the steaks from the refrigerator about 1 hour before grilling to bring to room temperature; sprinkle  each side with ½ teaspoon of the prepared spiced salt, then cover with plastic wrap and set aside.

Preheat a grill to high and prepare for indirect grilling: On a charcoal grill, bank the coals to one side; on a  gas grill, turn off half of the burners. Wipe the salt off the steaks and pat dry; brush lightly with olive oil. Grill  over direct heat until marked on the bottom, about 2 minutes, then rotate 90˚ and cook 2 more minutes. Flip  the steaks and repeat on the other side, then transfer to the cooler side of the grill (indirect heat); cook 5  more minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, grill the tomatoes over direct heat, turning, until marked, about 5 minutes. Serve with the steaks  and the remaining spiced salt.