COFFEE-RUBBED RIB EYE

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Prep Time: 20 minutes/Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
Spice Rub:
2 tablespoons Aleppo pepper*
2 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1-1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Steak:
1 (2 to 2-1/4 inch-thick) bone-in beef rib eye (about 2 to 2-1/2 lb.), preferably dry-aged, at room temperature for 1 hour
2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons grapeseed or vegetable oil, divided
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, lightly crushed
4 sprigs thyme
1 sprig rosemary
Flaky or coarse sea salt
 
Directions
1. For the Spice Rub: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Transfer to an airtight container.  Can be made 1 month ahead.  Store airtight at room temperature.
2. For the Steak: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Set a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet.  Season steak with kosher salt and 2 tablespoons spice rub, pressing onto all sides of meat and adding more spice rub by the teaspoonful if needed to coat entire surface.
3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over high heat. When oil begins to shimmer, place steak in skillet (be sure to have fan of high; the rub creates some smoke).  Sear steak for 1 minute (any longer and the rub will start to burn).  Transfer steak to a plate and carefully drain fat from skillet.
4. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.  Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet and sear other side of steak for 1 minute.  Add butter, garlic, and herbs to skillet; cook until butter is foamy.  Carefully tip skillet and, using a large spoon, baste steak repeatedly with butter for 1 minute.  Turn steak and baste other side for 1 minute.
5. Pile herbs on top of steak, transfer skillet to oven, and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center of meat registers 125 degrees for medium, 15 to 17 minutes.
6. Transfer steak to prepared rack; let rest for 20 minutes.  Cut steak from bone, slice, and sprinkle with sea salt.
 
Notes:
Serves 4

*Aleppo pepper is available at some specialty foods stores and wholespice.com.
Categories:
Meal   DinnerDish   Main Dish
Cooking Method   RoastedMain Ingredient   Beef
Prep Time   15 to 30 minutesCooking Time   15 to 30 minutes
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Eileen Stalec

Member since Dec 2008

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