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Coffee-Cocoa Steak


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By qui
Member since 2007

Serves 2-4 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

2 T very finely ground coffee - not flavored
1 T cocoa powder - unsweetened
1/8 tsp cinnamon

1 lb. sirloin, fat trimmed off - about 1" thick

1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tasp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


On a flatplate, mix coffee, cocoa and cinnamon - set aside



Rub steak with oil - sprinkle with salt and pepper.



Coat the steak with coffee/cocoa mix, press it into the meat.



Grill approx. 4-5 minutes on each side.


Pairs Well With


Notes

Better than your average steak...

Charcoal...or Grill - on high

From Michael in Reading

About 30 minute start to table

Did this rub tonight on a large steak. Broiled the steak while I made Spaghetti a Matassa-put a thin slice of wonderful blue cheese on all three plates, added white truffle oil (just about 20 drops per plate) and balsamic vinegar ( a little more of this but not much) Cooked down 5 tomatoes from my garden with garlic, cilantro, rosemary, thyme and lavendar. Made a green salad with various lettuces, plums, cantalope, peaches, greek olives, feta and a light vinagrete. Put the tomato sauce and spaghetti together, mixed them with 3 tbs olive oil then split it three ways over the blue cheese, truffle oil and balsamic vinegar. Cut the steak into thin strips and put them over the spaghetti-then added red pepper flakes, uncorked a great Barbera and we ate. Fini

I'm trying this tonight. I'll serve it as part of a green salad with fresh cut plums, green pepper and fresh cut peaches. We'll also share a flourless chocolate mousse and a 2004 Uvaggio Barbera. Thanks for the cooking tip, I would never have thought to rub chocolate and coffee on meat, don't know why, just didn't. lucas hess

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