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Coffee Crusted Steak
This recipe is about as good as it gets when it comes to creating a perfect steak. Thanks to prime steaks, a robust coffee rub, and cooking it by sous vide. Of course the smokey blue butter with it just makes it that much better.
Entree, Main Course
Sous vide cooker
Grill or cast iron pan
Prime cut steaks
Freshly ground coffee
Freshly ground black pepper
Smokey Blue Butter
Salt & pepper
Smoked blue cheese
In a small bowl, combine coffee and next 3 ingredients. Rub on all sides of steaks and let steaks sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Place steaks in a one gallon re-sealable plastic bag. Fill a large container with about 2 gallons of water.
Submerge bag of steaks in water just below the slide lock. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible.
Transfer bag of steaks to a plate and set aside at room temperature while preparing sous vide cooker.
Follow instructions for cooker and set temperature to 129 degrees.
When water is set, place bag of steaks in the water. Cook for 1 hour.
Remove steaks from bag and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a clean plate.
Sear steaks on a very hot grill for 1 minute. Turn steaks over and grill and additional 1 minute. Transfer to plates and top with a dollop of Smoky Blue Butter. Serve.
Smoky Blue Butter
Add butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onions and garlic. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Add bourbon off heat. Cook until bourbon is almost evaporated. Remove from heat and let cool.
Transfer onion mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and blend with a hand mixer until blended.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
If you're not going to shell out for $24 steaks (I don't blame you), look for the steaks in your local market with a good amount of marbling. That fat will add tons of flavor and keep it juicy.
What kind of coffee should I use? Use your favorite brand of whole bean coffee and grind it yourself. If you're feeling adventurous, use a flavored bean that will complement the meat.
Before beginning the sous vie process, make sure your steak is at room temperature so the heat doesn't shock your steaks into toughening up.
When searing the steaks, make sure your grill or pan is good and hot. They are already cooked to perfection, you just want to quickly brown them for more flavor.
This butter recipe works well for any soft cheese that will melt completely. Try brie or Gorgonzola!