Awesome Skirt Steak with Coffee Rub & Tomatoes

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

This is an awesome dish that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. The spice rub gives the steak just the right amount of kick, and the cooked cherry tomatoes are to-die-for.

It only took me two tries to get this right, but I’m so glad that I tried the second time.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

1 1/2 lb
skirt steak, about 1-inch thick
1 Tbsp
grapeseed oil, reserved for cooking

THE SPICE RUB

1 Tbsp
finely ground coffee (or if you want a pick-me-up, use espresso powder)
1 Tbsp
chili powder, mild or hot, your choice
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
ground paprika
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 pinch
ground cayenne
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

THE TOMATOES

1 c
cherry tomatoes, halved
2 Tbsp
yellow onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp
lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1/2 c
dry white wine

THE ASSEMBLY

whole leaves of fresh cilantro, for garnish

Step-By-Step

1PREP/PREPARE
2THE SPICE RUB
3Gather your ingredients.
4Combine all the spice ingredients together in a small bowl.
5Rub the spices into the steak, and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
6THE TOMATOES
7Gather your ingredients.
8Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
9Add them to a bowl, along with the onions, lime juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and allow the mixture to rest.
10Chef’s Note: Reserve the wine for later in the cooking process.
11THE ASSEMBLY
12Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
13Place a skillet over medium high heat, and add the grapeseed oil.
14Allow the steak to sit in the hot pan, undisturbed for 3 minutes.
15Flip the steak, and place the pan in the preheated oven, for an additional 3 minutes (for medium rare).
16Remove steak, and allow it to rest.
17Return the pan to medium high heat, and deglaze the pan with the reserved wine.
18Chef’s Note: Use a wooden spoon to scrape up any fonds that have developed on the pan’s surface.
19Add the tomato mixture, and cook, until the tomatoes, have softened, and the sauce has reduced, about 4 minutes.
20PLATE/PRESENT
21Thickly slice the steak against the grain.
22Ladle over the tomato mixture, and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy.
23Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American