Quick cranberry salsa is an easy and festive compliment to coffee-rubbed flank steaks.
I’m so in love with this recipe that I’m not even sure what to write. It combines a new obsession (cranberries) with an ongoing one (coffee), melding them into a dinner that’s as beautiful as it is delicious. As an added bonus, it’s also ridiculously easy to make and can be on the table in 20 minutes flat. Seriously, it took me longer to preheat the oven for the Brussels sprouts that I served with it than it did for me to do anything else.
When I’m making steak – especially when I’m cooking it inside instead of out on a grill – I love to add a little coffee to my seasoning blend. It intensifies the steak’s beefy flavor and adds a hint of bitterness that mimics the char flavor you might get from the grill.
Playing off of that bitterness, I made a quick cranberry salsa to serve alongside the steak. It was an afterthought, but ended up being the star of the dish. It has the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. It really brightened the steak up, but I want to eat this salsa on everything! I could see it being great with chicken, sturdy fish, or even just on a cheese board (pair it with cheddar or stilton.)
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