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    Coffee-marinated steak

    You may have heard of tea-smoked chicken or ham cooked in cola, but we love coffee-marinated meat. The coffee imparts a deeply savoury, earthy flavour that complements beef (or pork) beautifully. Sounds eccentric, but tastes incredible. 

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes, plus marinating
    • Cooking time: 5 minutes
    • Total time: 10 minutes, plus marinating

    Serves: 2


    2 rib-eye or sirloin steaks (2cm thick)
    1⁄2 tbsp olive oil

    For the coffee marinade:

    1 tbsp soy sauce
    100ml espresso, cooled
    1 tbsp red wine vinegar
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    1 tbsp dijon mustard
    2 tbsp light brown soft sugar 


    1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large resealable freezer bag. Add the steaks; leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

    2. When you’re ready to cook the steaks, put a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Remove the steaks from the marinade and pat dry well on kitchen paper. Brush lightly with oil, season well and fry for
    2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare (or until cooked to your liking). Rest for 5 minutes under a loose sheet of foil, before slicing to serve. 

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