Family Meal: Coffee Rubbed Steak and Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
with roasted carrots and fresh dill
$9.95 per serving
Prep & Cook Time:35-45 min.
Cook Within:6 days
A note about serious food allergies
You start your day off with coffee, so why not start your steak off with it, too? This rub takes these flat iron steaks to a whole new level with roasted java goodness. Served next to brown butter mashed potatoes and caramelized carrots, there's so much sweet-umami-nutty flavor going on, you won't believe it all fits on one plate.
Peel and cut potatoes into ½" dice. Peel carrot and halve lengthwise. Leave whole if 1" in diameter or smaller. Mince dill (dill stems are tender and can also be minced). Rinse steaks, pat dry, and season both sides with ½ tsp. salt and coffee rub.
Roast the Carrots
Place carrots on baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. salt. Spread into a single layer and roast until fork tender and carrot tips are charred, 20-25 minutes. While carrots roast, make mashed potatoes.
Make the Potatoes
Bring a medium pot with potatoes and enough lightly salted water to cover to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until fork tender, 14-16 minutes. Drain potatoes in colander and return to pot with half the browned butter (made while potatoes boil), 1 tsp. salt, and half the heavy cream. Mash with a potato masher or fork and add remaining cream 1 Tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached. Cover and set aside. While potatoes cook, make brown butter.
Make the Brown Butter
Add butter to a large pan over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to smell "nutty", turn golden, and brown flecks appear, 5-6 minutes. Remove from pan to a small bowl immediately to prevent burning. Reserve pan to cook steaks; no need to wipe clean.
Cook Steaks and Make Sauce
Heat pan used to brown butter over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and steaks to hot pan and cook until a dark brown crust forms and steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 3-5 minutes per side. After first 3 minutes of cooking, keep an eye on the steak and coffee rub to prevent burning. Remove to a cutting board and rest at least 5 minutes. Return pan to medium heat (no need to wipe clean) and add demi-glace and ¾ cup water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thick enough to coat back of a spoon, 3-5 minutes.
Plate the Dish
Pour sauce on plate and set steak in sauce. Arrange carrots and a scoop of mashed potatoes on plate. Garnish potatoes with remaining browned butter (to taste). Garnish carrots with fresh dill.