I sometimes get frustrated because I’d like to try new ways to cook steaks, but I catch myself saying, “There’s only so many ways to cook a steak.”
Don’t get me wrong: there’s nothing better than a simple steak, and a great cut of meat lets the flavor shine through. Every once and awhile, though, I like to get creative.
My friend, Sophia, is from Spain and really needs her own cooking show. She’s vivacious and her food has flavor even bigger than her personality. When she told me about this recipe, I knew it would be larger-than-life.
New York strip steaks are on sale this week at Brookshire’s, so try this flavor-rubbed treat today.
Chocolate Coffee Rubbed Steak with Coconut
2 New York strip steaks (about 1 lb)
For the rub:
1 tsp ground coffee
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
pinch of pepper
2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, for garnish
Combine the rub ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
Cut any large, visible chunks of fat off the steak, and coat it with the rub. Really get in there and make sure the steak is well-covered.
Cover the steak and let it sit for at least an hour in the refrigerator, preferably longer to really infuse the flavor in the meat.
Spray a grill pan (or a regular pan) with cooking spray and preheat on high heat. Also, preheat your oven to 400° F.
Cook the steak until it is nice and seared on each side, about 1-2 minutes per side.
Turn down the heat to medium and continue cooking until it has reached the desired level of doneness.
Once the steak is cooked, transfer to a plate and cover with tinfoil to rest for 5-7 minutes.
While the steak is resting, toast the coconut flakes on a small, parchment paper-lined baking tray. Watch closely as they only take 1 or 2 minutes to get nice and golden.
Serve the steak topped with the toasted coconut flakes.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 489, Calories from Fat: 271, Fat: 30 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (13 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 150 mg, Sodium: 408 mg, Potassium: 52 mg, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 2 g, Protein: 51 g.
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