Impressive Coffee-rubbed Steak

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For the special occasion when you want to treat someone special to dinner, try out this grilling recipe.  You will achieve steakhouse flavor for only a small fraction of the price, and have a sweet and casual dinner.  

This rub produces a bold, complex taste that I love.  Hope you will too. 
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Step 1: Coffee rub ingredients

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You will need the following:
  • 2 Tbsp ground coffee beans
  • 2 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Step 2: Creating the dry rub

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Preheat your oven with the heat set to broil.  Place the ground coffee onto a sheet of aluminum foil and broil for 45 seconds, shaking every 10 seconds. You will see that the ground coffee will start smoking if it gets too hot.  Let the coffee cool before mixing in the rest of the dry rub.

Step 3: Rub into steak

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Rub generously into the steak. I used two 1lb T-bone steaks. Don't be afraid of the flavor! :)

You can also see that I am preparing scalloped potatoes and asparagus on the side.

Note: For even grilling, make sure the steaks are taken out of the refrigerator and left to room temperature for about an hour.

Step 4: Grill

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To prepare the sides, place the potatoes and asparagus onto the grill on high heat.  Baste in olive oil and sprinkle sea salt over. Flip the potatoes when golden brown and repeat with the olive oil and sea salt. Remove each when cooked to perfection. The potatoes will take approximately 40 minutes while the asparagus may take about 5 minutes.

For the steaks, grill approximately 5 minutes on each side for a medium doneness.

Step 5: Enjoy your masterpiece

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Plate and serve.

Enjoy with some wine and good conversation for a pleasant way to end the night.