I decided I loved to cook a couple of years ago when I was in between jobs and had not much else to do except be a housewife, and because that requires cooking, I did a lot of cooking TV watching. I was in graduate school at the time, so I kept busy with that, but I got so infatuated with watching cooking shows that when I wasn't studying or writing a paper, I was watching "my friends," on Food Network and Cooking Channel. These random people on TV led me to this life and love of cooking. In between cooking shows, I would google recipes, read cookbooks and cooking magazines, and soon enough, I started writing my own recipes. It's the watching, reading, and studying about food that inspires me, and from several years of having food overload on my brain I've gotten kind of decent at this. It probably doesn't hurt that not only do I read cookbooks as if they're novels, but I actually enjoy it. This recipe reminds me of the beginning of my cooking obsession because I was inspired to write this recipe when I saw something similar on a few cooking shows. Sometimes it just takes inspiration from a few recipe to create your own. That's what I did with this one.
Grocery List (4 people):
4 (1 1/2 inch thick) filet mignons
2 tbsp butter - melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coffee grind
1 tbsp smoked salt (or Kosher)
2 tsp granulated garlic
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp red chili pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp black pepper
Directions: Step 1:
Take steaks out of the fridge and let come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
Make the dry rub by mixing together the brown sugar, coffee grind, salt, garlic, paprika, chili pepper, cinnamon, and black pepper.
Brush the steaks lightly with the melted butter and generously rub them with the coffee mixture. I like them to have a thick layer of the rub on all sides.
Grill the steaks on high heat for about 6 minutes per side (or 135 degrees with a meat thermometer) for medium-rare steaks.
When finished grilling, set steaks aside with foil tented over the top of them for 10 minutes before cutting into them. Serve with duck fat fries or any side you wish!
CHEERS TO HAPPY EATING!!!