Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Steak with a coffee rub

I got a great deal on 2 NY strip steaks at Safeway the other day - $4.50. Remembering a time, long ago, that I prepared steaks with a coffee rub, that’s where we went. Yesterday we harvested all the green tomatoes in anticipation of the first frost of the season last night. Not sure if it actually got that cold, but now Peter has made a green tomato soup and green tomato pasta sauce. He actually got out of bed at 3:30 am this morning and started cooking.

The stovetop grill works well with steaks. The secret is to get it hotter than Hades. This recipe made me happy. Sides included baked potato and a salad (the last of the garden’s romaine lettuce and a few ripened cherry tomatoes.

Steak with a coffee rub
2 steaks (rib eye, NY Strip, or other according to your preference)


1/4 cup coffee beans
1 tsp pepper corns


1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp parsley


2 tsp flour
1 tbsp olive oil
kosher salt as garnish

Pre-heat your grill to a medium-high grilling heat.

Wash New York strip steaks under cool running water.
Fully dry the strip steaks (very dry) with paper towels.
In a food processor or chopper, coarsely grind and mix all dry ingredients together.
Rub each dry strip steak with the oil to very lightly moisten the surface. Remove all excess oil.
Evenly coat the New York Strips with the with the rub mixture. Press the rub mixture into the strip steaks using a flat-bottom plate, on a cutting board.
Grill the steaks over pre-heated direct heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn the strip steaks only one time when you see beads of juice over most of the surface. Remove the steaks from the grill to a platter or cutting board.
Allow the Cuban Coffee Crusted Steaks to rest under loose foil tent for 4 to 6 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with coarse kosher salt lightly over as garnish.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Oh, I bet that steak tasted so good!! MMMMMMM!!! That's a killer price on those steaks too! Love getting deals like that.

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

Coffee rub -- love it! I tried something similar with chicken once. Baked the coffee beans right with the breasts. Amazing, smoky flavor.

Pam said...

Wow! This sounds and looks absolutely great! I've never heard of a coffee rub so this is one more to add to my list of must tries!

$4.50 for a strip steak. That's about what a slice of Spam costs here!

Green tomato soup---that's a new one. Sounds interesting!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

I've never heard of a coffee rub before - sounds wonderful!

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