Cook Up These Coffee-Inspired Weekend Treats

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Coffee-Crusted Strip Loin

Preparation time: 50 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Meat

2 tablespoons olive oil

180 grams beef strip loin, defrosted and pat dry with paper towel one hour before cooking

Coffee seasoning salt

½ cup coffee granules, finely ground

½ cup seasoned salt

½ cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon black peppercorns, freshly ground

2 tablespoons smoked paprika

Sauce

2 tablespoons shallots, chopped

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups beef stock

2 cups beef demi-glace sauce

Method

Brush both sides of meat with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides with two teaspoons of coffee seasoning salt and rub the mixture into the steaks. Preheat oven to 205°C and drizzle one tablespoon olive oil in hot pan and place the steaks in it. Sear for two to three minutes without lifting the meat until it turns crusty brown. Flip the steaks over and let it cook for another three minutes.

Transfer the steaks into the hot oven and cook until medium rare. Remove and set the meat aside. Cover with a foil and let it rest five minutes before serving.

For the sauce, turn the heat to medium and in the same pan where the steak was cooked, add two tablespoons unsalted butter. Add in the chopped shallots and once it starts to become fragrant, stir in the flour. Leave it for about 30 seconds before whisking in the beef stock and demi-glace.

Continue to whisk the mixture and let it simmer until the sauce slightly reduces and thickens a bit. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve the beef with grilled vegetables and potatoes of your choice.

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