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A coffee kind of steak

Posted on September 23, 2020

If you’re the type of person that likes to spice things up when having a braai, then you should strongly consider trying out this recipe for your steak this National Braai Day. The neighbours will be knocking at your door, begging to join! Just a heads up. This recipe contains sugar, which assists in mixing the spice and caramelising, but the sugar does burn easily. So, you will want to braai the steaks until they’re almost done to your taste, then remove the steaks and add the spice mix and put back on the fire to finish up. What you’ll need (feeds 6): 6 sirloin steaks olive oil or melted butter (for dressing) For the Spice Mix:
  • 1 tot glass of good-quality ground coffee
  • 1 tot glass of brown sugar
  • ½ tot glass of salt
  • ½ tot glass of ground pepper
  • ½ tot glass of paprika
  • ½ tot glass of ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
Method:
  1. Mix all the spice ingredients together. (Spice stays separate from the steaks and olive oil or melted butter).
  2. Braai the steaks over hot coals for 5 minutes in total, turning only once. Remove from the braai and generously spice the steaks all over with the spice mix. You can use your clean hands or a spoon to pat and rub the spice into and onto the steaks.
  3. Return the steaks to the fire and braai for no more than 4 minutes, 2 minutes per side until the spices and specifically the sugar start to caramelise.
  4. Remove the steaks from the fire and drizzle with melted butter or olive oil. This gives it a nice shine and adds flavour.
  5. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes. Then cut them into strips or serve as portions to guests.
Enjoy and have a wonderful Braai Day! See original recipe here: Coffee-spiced steak