Coffee-rubbed rib-eye with mushroom sauce

Coffee-rubbed rib-eye with mushroom sauce

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 30 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • Journey's End Shiraz 2011


  • For the coffee rub, mix:
  • 2 T finely ground coffee beans
  • 2 T freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 T treacle sugar
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 1 T ground chilli
  • 1½ T mustard powder
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 1 T salt
  • 4 thick-cut rib-eye steaks
  • Canola oil, for deep-frying
  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 6 T cornflour
  • Salt, to taste
  • For the mushroom sauce:
  • 250 g brown mushrooms
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 250 ml cream
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the radish salad, mix:
  • 150 g Woolworths French Breakfast Radishes, roughly chopped
  • 4 T parsley, roughly chopped
  • 4 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 T red wine vinegar
  • Salt, to taste

Cooking Instructions

Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and preheat the oven to 180°C. Coat the steaks in the coffee rub.

Place the steaks on the griddle pan, fat side down, and cook until the fat is crisp. Turn and cook for no more than 1 minute on each side, or the rub will burn.

Place in the oven to cook for a further 6 minutes or until medium rare, depending on the thickness of the steaks.

Heat the canola oil in a saucepan. Slice the sweet potatoes into 5 mm-thick slices, then slice into matchsticks. Coat with the cornflour.

Deep-fry the chips until golden and crisp. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper, then season with salt.

Serve with steak with the shoestring sweet potato fries, mushroom sauce and radish salad.

To make the mushroom sauce, tear the mushrooms into large chunks. Heat the butter and olive oil in a pan over a medium heat and add the mushrooms. Brown, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then pour in the cream. Simmer gently for 2 minutes, then season to taste.

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    Maria Watson
    December 12, 2017

    It sounds really exotic! Never thought coffee and meat could be combined!!!

  • Roger Veldsman
    October 23, 2015

    OOHHH!!!! Coffee and steak. That’s a win win combination. A”breakfast steak” ;-)