coffee rubbed steaks

Coffee-rubbed steaks and matchstick fries

Impress with this clever recipe that uses coffee like a 'spice' to intensify the flavour of the steaks

, 23 January 2020

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Coffee-rubbed steaks and matchstick fries
  • 50 Mins

  • Serves: 2

  • Price: £4.94 per serving

Impress with this clever recipe that uses coffee like a 'spice' to intensify the flavour of the steaks

Nutritional Info
Each 456 serving contains
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of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100: 766kJ/183kcal.
  • 2 tsp Asda Extra Special microground instant coffee
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 x 227g Asda Extra Special rib eye steaks
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil, plus extra for deep frying
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 medium Asda ES Mirabel potatoes, washed
  • To make the rub, mix together the coffee, smoked paprika, cumin and oregano in a small bowl.

  • Coat the rib eye steaks with the rub and refrigerate uncovered for at least one hour, ideally a little longer.

  • Using a mandolin with an attachment, or by hand, cut the potatoes into fine match sticks. Place in a bowl of cold water until needed.

  • Remove your steaks from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large, non-stick ovenproof frying pan over a medium high heat.

  • For a medium steak cook for 2 minutes on one side, turn and add the butter and garlic slices to the pan. Cook for a further 2 minutes, while constantly spooning over with the buttery pan juices. Remove the pan from the heat and cover with foil. Allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes.

  • Drain the potatoes and pat dry with a kitchen towel to remove any excess starch and to ensure crispy fries.

  • Fill a deep fat fryer with sunflower oil and heat to 170C, or alternatively, heat the oil in a half-filled deep saucepan until a cube of bread goes golden in 40 seconds.

  • Add the shoestring fries to the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes until golden and crisp - you may have to do this in batches.

  • Using a slotted spoon, or your fryer basket, remove the fries from the oil and drain on kitchen towel.

  • Slice the steaks and transfer to warmed plates, spoon over the buttery resting juices and serve with the shoestring fries.