Irish Whiskey Steak Recipe for St. Patrick's Day from author Cleo Coyle

Print Friendly and PDF

 

Inspired by the ingredients of Irish coffee, my husband and I married whiskey and java in this recipe for an outrageously delicious marinade. 

The coffee accents the earthiness of the beef, which stands in contrast to the spirited brightness of the whiskey. 

The combination creates the kind of complexity that gives beautiful flavor, a finish so good you won’t need steak sauce, just a thick slice of bread to sop up every bit of those sizzling steak juices on your plate.







To download the recipe now in a free PDF, click here.

To read the entire post, scroll down, or click here or on the read more link below.







On March 17th, everyone is a little bit Irish. Here in New York, the wearing of the green starts early as we line Fifth Avenue to watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade—the world’s oldest and largest with more than two million spectators...



Members of New York’s Bravest (firefighters) and its Finest (police department) march in tribute to the many Irish immigrants who've worked in our city fighting fires and crime for generations...



Which is why today’s recipe is adapted from one my husband and I published in the recipe section of our 9th Coffeehouse Mystery Roast Mortem, a story set around the time of St. Patrick’s Day—and for good reason. The mystery pays tribute to New York's firefighters, the same ones who now march in that annual parade carrying 343 flags, in memory of the 343 souls their department lost in the service of saving others in New York on September 11, 2001.


Cleo Coyle has a partner in 
crime-writing—her husband. 
Learn about their books 
by clicking here and here.


In honor of that brave Irish spirit, we give you a recipe with spirit, a wonderful dish for St. Patrick’s Day…or any day!


~ Cleo Coyle, author of 


Cleo Coyle's 
Irish Whiskey Steak

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients: 

1/3 cup Irish whiskey (we like Jameson) 


1/4 cup freshly brewed (and cooled) coffee or espresso 

4 tablespoons sesame oil 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

2 T-bone, rib-eye, or shell steaks (2–3 pounds total) 

Directions: 

(1) Whisk together the whiskey, coffee, oil, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper and pour into a shallow dish or pan that is large enough to hold 2 steaks flat (single layer, no overlap­ping).

 

(2) Cover the dish, pan or container with plastic wrap, and marinated the meat for 1 hour in the refrigerator, then flip and marinate for a second hour. During the last 20 minutes, remove the steak from the refrigerator and allow the meat to reach room temperature.


(3) Sauté the steaks over medium-high heat in a heavy or cast-iron skillet or on a stovetop grill pan (that's what you see in my photos). Cook 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or 7–8 minutes per side for medium-well. You can also broil or grill them on an outdoor gas or charcoal grill. 



NOTE: If your steak is on the thick side, see
 
"Cleo's Quick Kitchen Hack" below
for a restaurant technique on finishing it...

CLEO'S QUICK KITCHEN HACK

The Steak Roll...


When your steak is on the thick side, be sure to "roll" it on its sides (as shown above) at the end of the cooking process to get a nice browning on those fatty white edges.

AND FINALLY

(4) Be sure you allow the steak to rest at least ten minutes before slicing so the juices are able to re-collect. If sliced too soon, those important juices may run out and your steak will taste dry instead of moist and juicy—the best way to eat with joy! 



To download a free PDF
of this recipe that you can print,
save, or share, click here




Happy 
St. Patrick's
Day!




Eat and Drink with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries


Yes, this is me, Cleo (aka Alice). 
Friend me on facebook here.
Follow me on twitter here
Visit my online coffeehouse here.


* * *


Our newest bestselling hardcoveris now a bestseller in paperback!



Join amateur sleuth Clare Cosi
as she sets out to caffeinate
our nation's capital and solve
a capital crime.


To buy now, click links for...



This culinary mystery includes
more than 25 delicious new recipes!
Get a free Recipe Guide by 

clicking here!




* * *


The bestselling Penguin hardcover 
is now a bestseller in paperback!



Once Upon a Grind 
by Cleo Coyle

To learn more, 


A Best of the Year Pick ~ Kings River Life 
"Fresh and fun...clever" ~ Booklist
A Mystery Guild Selection 



Join coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi as she solves the crime against "Sleeping Beauty," opens secret doors (uptown and down), and investigates a cold case that's been unsolved since the Cold War.

*

Wonderful recipes are also featured
in Cleo's 14th culinary mystery, Once Upon a Grind including...



* Dairy-Free "Cinderella" Pumpkin Cake
* Dairy-Free Almond Milk Custard
* Caramel-Dipped Meltaway Cookies 
* Black Forest Brownies 
* Cappuccino Blondies 
* Shrimp Kiev
* Dr Pepper Glazed Chicken
* Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies
* Poor Man's Caviar
* Snow White Chocolate Mocha

...and many more recipes, including 
a guide to reading coffee grinds...

See Once Upon a Grind's 
Recipe Guide by clicking here.



* * *





Billionaire Blend:
A Coffeehouse Mystery
to learn more 
click here.



See Billionaire Blend's
Recipe Guide by
 clicking here.


* * *



The Coffeehouse Mysteries are bestselling
works of amateur sleuth fiction set in a landmark
Greenwich Village coffeehouse, and each of the
15 titles includes the added bonus of recipes. 


GET A FREE
TITLE CHECKLIST 
OF BOOKS IN ORDER


See mini plot summaries 
for every title and news on
 Cleo's next release!




****







Book #1 of
which Cleo write under the name 
Alice Kimberly


Haunted Bookshop 
Mysteries

Get a free title checklist, with 
mini plot summaries, by clicking here.


Or learn more about the books
and meet Jack Shepard,
our PI ghost by clicking here.

* * * * * *


Comments and
Questions!



To leave a comment or 
question for Cleo, click here
and visit the
Coffee Talk Message Board 
at her online coffeehouse.


* * *








* * * 



Subscribe to Cleo's Coffeehouse Newsletter and you are entered in her periodic drawings for a free pound of coffee....