Steak with coffee spice rub

Recipe by Ros Ayres

Serves 2

Coffee is an ingredient which works well in cooking, offering roasted nutty richness to savoury dishes and giving a bitter balance to sweet dishes like tiramisu. This coffee spice rub recipe works well with steak or you can try it on beef joints and burgers.

2 steaks
1 tbsp ground coffee
½ tsp chilli powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp cumin seeds

Olive oil

Pat the steaks dry with kitchen roll and rub each side with olive oil. Mix together the spices and coffee and rub this mix into the steaks until covered evenly. Leave to marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

Take the steaks out of the fridge and allow them to rise to room temperature. Drizzle with a little more oil and place into a hot frying pan, searing each side for five minutes or to your preference.

Serve with roasted sweet potato, vine tomatoes and sautéed spinach.