The coffee rubbed ribeye was a recipe we shared on our little cooking show. It was inspired by years of work as a Barista! In fact, if I could get my hands on a professional espresso machine, I might try adding a little ground coriander and allspice to my portafilter and pull a rich, creamy shot….
Now I’m just getting distracted! Sorry!
This was a super fun episode to shoot. It felt comfortable and familiar to be filming again, as we ended up taking a few months off since episode #73. The marinade is different, special, and unique.
The rub recipe calls for whole coffee beans, freshly ground with allspice and coriander. Now, I realize not everybody has access to coffee beans and grinders, so here are some workarounds:
- Purchase a 1/4 lb of espresso beans from Starbucks. Ask the Barista to scoop the coffee from a ‘bullet’ or the ‘hopper’ (they will understand you, trust me, it’s their lingo). If they look at you crazy tell them you just want a little bit of the freshest beans in the house. Total cost will be about $4. If you want it ground, ask for a #4 grind.
- Use ground coffee, allspice, and coriander. Sub 1/4 tsp each of allspice and coriander, and use two heaping Tablespoons ground coffee.
- Use a mortar and pestle to grind the spices and beans.
The steak cooks up smoky and yummy. The compound garlic-chipotle butter is off the hook! We add a hint of apple cider vinegar to make the flavors pop. Watch the episode here.