Friday, February 22, 2013

New York Strips with Coffee Rub and Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning

New York Strip with Scotty B's Coffee Rub

Grilled New York Strip Steaks with Coffee Rub: Featuring Grill Mates Montreal Steak from McCormick

Great steak idea's from Chef Scotty B!
Friday night is steak night.  There's nothing like and nice steak with that special someone.  Add some Bozz Scaggs or perhaps some Michael McDonald and you have the perfect evening.  You don't have to live in a TV commercial to have a great evening at home and you certainly don't need to go to an expensive Steak House to have a great steak. Although a nice restaurant can be special, it's really easy to create that same experience in the comfort of your own home. 

While at the store picking out your favorite cut of meat, pick up a single rose and put this in a vase of water to put on the table so that you can enjoy it while eating.

Now this needs to be an event.  Pick out your steaks.  These beautiful cuts of meat are Choice New York Strips.  Once at home, tune into Pandora radio or whatever your choice or music and your mood is.  Prepare your grill, oven, wok, skillet or whatever your choice of flame!  I prefer to use charcoal.  Maybe that's a Texas thing, but whatever, that's what I like to use.

Tip:  I like to let the meat sit out at room temp for 30 to 45 minutes before I put it on the heat.
Tip:  Cook on very high heat and sear on both sides about 3 or 4 minutes each.  This is about medium rare.  If you like it a little more done, keep it on the grill until the desired doneness but move the steaks off of the direct heat.

Prepare your rub:
Scotty B's Coffee Rub
1/4 Cup McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 Tbl Spn Chili Powder
1/2 Tbl Spn Paprika
1/2 Tbl Spn Garlic Powder
Dash Salt and Pepper
1/2 Tsp Ground Coffee
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Special Sauce:
 1/2 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Tsp Liquid Smoke
Dash Salt
Small splash olive oil.
Rub Your Meat!
Rub a small amount of olive oil onto the steaks.  Sprinkle the Coffee Rub onto both sides of the steaks.  Rub in well all over on both sides.  Then sprinkle lightly more of the rub again onto both sides of the steaks.  With your fingers, gently pat the spices into the meat.
Special Sauce On Your Meat!
Lightly pour the sauce over the meat.  Not too much.  Grab the steaks and turn sideways and maneuver the meat so that the little bit a sauce covers all area's.
Open your bottle of wine, and listen to the music for about 30 minutes or so and let the steaks sit at least 30 minutes.  Preferably at room temp.  This will make your meat nice and tender. 

You'll want to give yourself 20 minutes or so to get your grill nice and hot.  So, fire up the charcoal, light the gas, turn on the oven or whatever!

Once the grill is hot, place your meat on the direct heat and cook about 4 minutes on each side.  Try to avoid turning it until you get 3 or 4 minutes of cooking time on each side.  In other words don't sit there and flip it over and over again.  That's so 1990's!

Pull your steaks from the heat once they are at the desired doneness and serve with your favorite side.  Here's is a suggestion:  Slice a RED BELL PEPPER in finger size slices.  Drizzle olive oil on each slice.  Then sprinkle each slice with garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Place on grill until they are slightly black or charred.  This will make a puppy pull a freight train!

I hope you try this.  It makes for a wonderful evening with your special someone or even having some friends over.