Coffee Rubbed New York Strip Steaks

Coffee Rubbed New York Strip Steaks

Coffee Rubbed New York Strip Steaks

In the past, I have always over looked any recipe that calls for using a coffee rub…  just has never sounded appealing to me!  As much as I LOVE coffee…  just didn’t think I’d want it on my steak!!!  About a year ago… I was searching for something different AND easy to cook…  I am not even sure what I was searching for but up popped a coffee rubbed steak.  The person making the steaks said something like this…”If you LOVE coffee, you’ll LOVE this recipe!  If you like coffee, you’ll LOVE this recipe, and if you hate coffee, you’ll LOVE this recipe!!!  That sold me!!!  I started looking around at some different coffee rubs and putting some ingredients together that were appealing to our tastes.  I like to make enough of the rub so that I have it on hand at all times!  That is part of what makes this meal so easy and quick to pull together!  I served this with some “noodles” made from zucchini squash and yellow squash using my turning slicer and a grilled baby leaf lettuce salad.  This entire meal came together in about 25 minutes (I already had the coffee rub made)… oh… and since I was using my stove top grill for the salad and tossed on a couple of green onions to use as garnish!  They were tasty as well!!!

Coffee rubbed New York strip steaks

 

For the Rub:

1/4 cup dark roast coffee

One chicken bouillon cube crushed fine

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1/4 cup hot chili powder

1 tablespoon smoked sweet  Spanish Paprika

1 tablespoon smoked hot Spanish Paprika

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon dried mustard

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper

1 tbs garlic powder

1 tbs Onion powder

This recipe makes more than what you will need here so mix it in a container with an airtight lid.

For the Steaks:

Two New York strip steaks cut 2 1/4 inches thick and trimmed of the fat

Olive oil for drizzling

Kosher salt for seasoning approximately 1 tablespoon

Pound the steaks with a mallet just to slightly tenderize.  Drizzle them with olive and slightly season with the kosher salt.  The rub has salt in it so you do not have to use much.  Generously rub the coffee rub onto each side of the steaks.  Pour approximately 1/4 cup olive oil into a large cast iron skillet.  Turn the burner on high but do not add steaks until the skillet is very hot.  Add the steaks to the skillet and sear each side for approximately 3 1/2 minutes on each side.  We like ours very rare.  If you like yours more done then just cook it for another minute or so.  Let the steaks rest for five minutes before serving.

Serve & Enjoy

Grilled Salad

Grilled Salad

Here is a link to the Delicious Grilled Salad!!!

http://tastefulthyme.com/2013/08/25/grilled-lettuce-salad/

 

Squash noodles

Squash noodles

And the squash noodles were like eating pasta!!!  Fantastic meal!!!

http://tastefulthyme.com/2013/08/09/zucchini-noodles/

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