Coffee-Salted, Pan Seared Rib Eye Steak with Cowboy Steak Fry Salad and Smoked Paprika Aioli

  • serves 4

Pan seared and butter basted rib eye steaks with cowboy steak fry salad. What’s there not to love?

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Directions for: Coffee-Salted, Pan Seared Rib Eye Steak with Cowboy Steak Fry Salad and Smoked Paprika Aioli


Cowboy Steak Fry Salad

2 large Yukon Gold potatoes

2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp (5 mL) kosher salt

1 pkg (5 oz/142 g) spring mix salad greens

2 radishes, thinly sliced

1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved

½ cup (125 mL) P'tit Basque cheese, grated; or alternatively, same amount of grated Manchego

extra virgin olive oil for drizzling

Coffee-Salt Crusted, Butter-Ba

4 bone-in rib-eye steaks (8 oz/227 g each)

¼ cup (125 mL) extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard

2 clove garlic, crushed

1 Tbsp (15 mL) thyme leaves, finely chopped

2 Tbsp (30 mL) ground coffee

1 Tbsp (15 mL) smoked sea salt

1 tsp (5 mL) freshly ground pepper

½ cup (125 mL) unsalted butter

4 sprig thyme

Smoked Paprika Aioli & Assembl

½ cup (125 mL) mayonnaise

1 tsp (5 mL) smoked paprika

1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice


Cowboy Steak Fry Salad

1. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 6 wedges.

2. Stir together oil, salt and pepper, then pour onto potatoes and toss well to coat.

3. Place potato wedges on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake in 400 Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius) until golden and fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Let potatoes cool to room temperature. Just before serving, toss potatoes with salad greens, radishes, tomatoes and cheese and drizzle with a little oil.

Coffee-Salt Crusted, Butter-Ba

1. Whisk together oil, mustard, garlic and thyme leaves and brush on both sides of rib-eyes. Let rest 15 minutes to marinate.

2. Stir together coffee, smoked salt and pepper, then sprinkle evenly onto both sides of marinated rib-eyes. Set aside.

3. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, melt butter and add thyme sprigs.

4. Working in batches if necessary, pan sear steaks for 3 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness, basting with butter in skillet for the last minute.

Smoked Paprika Aioli & Assembl

1. Stir ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. To Plate: Place pan-seared rib-eyes on warm dinner plates, spoon on a little aioli and top with cowboy steak fry salad. Serve immediately.

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