Herbed Steak Rub

1/2 cup dried thyme leaves 1/2 cup dried basil leaves 1/2 cup dried rosemary leaves 2 1/2 T. salt 2 1/2 T. freshly ground black pepper 2 T. ground red pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, and crush with the back of a spoon. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 1 1/2 cups rub. Directions if giving as a gift: Preheat oven to 400. Rub 1 to 1 1/2 t. herbed steak rub over a 6 oz. beef tenderloin steak. Brush an ovenproof skillet with 1 T. olive oil, and place over medium high heat until hot. Add steak, and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Immediately place skillet in oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145 degrees for medium rare. Source: Unknown

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