A simple, fragrant and spicy coffee rub. This rub gives your meat, chicken or seafood a nice crispy coating that leaves a bold, rich and complex flavor with the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.
- 4 tbsp dark Chicory roasted coffee grounds
- 1 tbsp ground garlic
- 2 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp chile powder
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 2-3 tablespoons of butter, unsalted
- Season steaks with the spice rub, pressing onto all sides of meat to make sure the rub stays put and coating every side using more rub as needed. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over high heat in a large cast-iron skillet. Place one or two steaks at a time in the skillet, depending on the size of your skillet. You do not want to overcrowd the pan. Note: the rub will create smoke. Sear steak for 1 minute (any longer and the rub will start to burn).
- Top the steaks with butter and sprinkle with sea salt. Transfer the skillet to the oven. Cook at 400 degrees until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 125° for medium. Allow the steaks to rest for 10 minutes before cutting in them.