COFFEE-CRUSTED USTED STRIP LOIN
Prep p time: 50 minutes Cooking king time: 10 minutes Serves: 4
• 2 tbsp olive oil • 18g beef strip loin,n, defrosted and pat t dry with paper towel one hour before cooking ng
Coffee seasoningg salt (combine)
• ½ cup coffee granules, anules, finely ground • ½ cup seasonedd salt • ½ cup granulateded sugar • 1 tbsp peppercorns, rns, freshly ground
• 2 tbsp smoked paprika
• 2 tbsp shallots, chopped • 2 tbsp flour • 2 tbsp unsalted butter • 2 cups beef stock • 2 tbsp flour • 2 cups beef demi-glace
BRUSH both sides of meat with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides with two teaspoons of the coffee seasoning salt and rub the mixture into the steaks. Preheat oven to 205°C, and drizzle one tablespoon of 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 a hot oven and cook until medium rare. Remove and set the meat aside. Cover with a foil and let it rest for five minutes before serving.
FOR THE SAUCE, turn the heat to medium and in the same pan where the steaks were cooked, add two tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add in the chopped shallots and once the sauce 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 reduces and thickens a bit. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve the beef with grilled vegetables and potatoes of your choice.