Coffee and Cocoa Rubbed Steak with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
In a bowl, combine the cocoa, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Liberally sprinkle the dry rub all over the steaks. Place steaks in a plastic zip-lock bag and let marinate for about an hour.
Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until very hot. Brush the pan with the olive oil. For a 1 1/2 inch thick steak, sear the meat for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare doneness. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 10 minutes.
For the sauce, combine the Gorgonzola, sour cream, buttermilk and lemon juice in a food processor and puree until creamy but slightly chunky. Season with black pepper. Spoon the sauce over the steak to serve.
Yields about 4 servings, plus extra dry rub
Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen