Espresso Love Rubbed Skirts

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Author Notes: This might be cheating since it's just a spice rub - but it's an excellent spice rub. Good on any meats - lamb and beef, especially. Keep leftovers in a jar with a tight lid indefinitely.... Bonus - leftover skirts make excellent tacos.Canned


Serves 6

Espresso Love Rub

  • 1 tablespoon lavender flowers, dried
  • 4 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 4 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup finely ground espresso beans (you can cheat and use good quality instant espresso)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  1. Grind lavender, cumin seeds and black peppercorns in a spice grinder to medium fine.
  2. Mix with remaining ingredients and store in a jar with a tight fitting lid.

Espresso Love Rubbed Skirts

  • 6 4" pieces of Skirt steak, any silverskin removed
  • 1/2 cup espresso love rub
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges
  1. Cover each piece of skirt steak with rub. Let sit for 30 minutes. Or not.
  2. Heat a 12" cast iron skillet on high heat. When hot, add olive oil and swirl to coat.
  3. Add skirt steak pieces to the hot skillet, taking care not to overcrowd - do in batches if necessary. Cook steaks to medium rare, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. Place cleaned arugula on a platter and top with cooked steak as removing from the skillet. Serve with lemon slices on the side. Or in the summer with cherry tomatoes, sugar snaps and corn.

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