New York Kind of Night – The Results Show

10 Mar

Okay, here’s the deal with the New York Steak…

I would say there is good news and bad news. I found a recipe from Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host on Food Network). It was for a Java encrusted steak with a stout sauce. Here’s the recipe link –

The steak turned out great. I mixed some medium roast ground coffee with cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, salt, rainbow peppercorns, and garlic powder. I substituted honey for the brown sugar. I took the steaks and rubbed them into the mix. Really caked it on. Then I seared them in the pan for 3 minutes per side and threw them in my oven at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. They then got to rest for 10 minutes after all that cooking. Turned out a little more than medium rare. I only had two steaks instead of what he called for with four, so I think I could have gone a little less time on the oven. I liked the seat and the crunch from the java glaze, so I would keep that part the same. Maybe 8 minutes in the oven for two steaks.

I did NOT like the stout sauce. Maybe I should have used a lighter stout than the Guinness I did use. Even with adding the honey, it was too bitter. Fortunately, I tried it in advance and wasn’t impressed. I served it for me (Esposita tried the sauce and said “no para mi!’) like an au jus sauce – off to the side. I gave it a few tries and I was right on board with Esposita (no para mi!)

We both agreed the steak by itself was flavorful and packed a fun little kick with the cayenne pepper. I might go a little smaller grind next time, but I was overall happy with the New York steak part of the meal. We begged off on making the sweet potato fries and just wimped out with some tasty sweet potato chips and peas.

Bonus: Esposita concocted a nice Tequila cocktail. She took a cue from my Senorita Cinnamon recipe and mixed some Jose Cuervo Black with OJ and tonic water. Throw in an orange slice and it was a very refreshing adult beverage. I had two…one to cook with and one to eat with!

Try the steak amigos. You can use Guy’s recipe linked above and play around with it. I recommend the honey over the brown sugar for those of you on Paleo or trying to watch that sugar intake. It’s a purer form of sweetener and I actually like it better.

Eat well,


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