Coffee Rubbed Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde

My husband works in the coffee industry and stumbled upon a similar recipe. Rubbing coffee on your steak? Never even thought of it! We were both anxious to try it. We had some friends staying overnight with us and thought it would be the perfect summer dinner. We served this steak with my crispy fingerling potatoes. It was the best meal we made all summer! We have made it a few times since for visiting family and it is always a treat. This steak is a great summer recipe for the grill and an easy recipe to make when hosting guests. The salsa verde can be made in advance and refrigerated and steak can be seasoned and ready to go before guests arrive. P.S. This recipe is best served with the homemade salsa verde. I do not recommend serving without it.

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Coffee Rubbed Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde Recipe

Servings: 4

  • 1 lb. skirt steak (flat iron or flank steak will work as well)
  • 1/2 cup ground coffee
  • salt and pepper
  • 5-8 tomatillos, peeled
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 cilantro bunch
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Pre-heat the grill pan to high heat. Season the skirt steak on both sides with salt and pepper then rub coffee on all sides generously. Grill for 8-15 minutes depending on desired temp and size of meat. Meanwhile make the salsa verde (this can also be made in advance and refrigerated). Add the tomatillos, garlic cloves, white onion, cilantro, and lemon juice into a food processor and pulse until chunky. Slice the steak and serve with the salsa verde!

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