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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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