I don’t know about you, but New Year’s Eve is a stay-at-home kind of night for our family. We rent B-movies, build a fire, and settle down with our dinner on the couch. At 11:59 PM, we count down the seconds to the New Year and let out the obligatory, “Happy New Year!” as the ball drops in Times Square and fireworks go off in our neighbor’s backyard.
With such a no muss, no fuss evening, we like to have a no muss, no fuss, but oh-so tasty meal for dinner. Thankfully, this year Gina De Roma of The Philosopher’s Spoon has us covered with her coffee marinated steak recipe – made with Fair Trade Vermont Country Blend! Here’s what she has to say about this Fair meal:
“This recipe for Coffee Marinated Steak is a perfect opportunity to vote with your wallet. Green Mountain Coffee…is committed to brewing a better world through fair trade, environmental sustainability and a focus on reducing poverty and hunger. Their outstanding Fair Trade Vermont Country Blend makes a sensational cup of coffee and a perfect steak marinade.”
Coffee Marinated Steak
This simple marinade produces a tender, melt-in-your-mouth steak. The flavor of the coffee enhances but doesn’t overpower the flavor of the meat. I let mine marinate for about six hours.
1 lb. of Certified Humane ribeye steaks
1 cup cold, strong, Fair Trade Certified coffee
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons Fair Trade Certified golden brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a glass baking pan. Mix with a fork or wire whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add steaks and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.
Grill over medium heat to desired doneness. Turn steaks half-way between cooking time (5 to 7 minutes for rare, 9 to 11 minutes for well). Let rest for 5 minutes before serving (steaks will continue to cook after removing from the grill so stop cooking a little bit before your desired doneness is achieved).
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Happy New Year!