Rib Eye Coffee Pan Blend:
- 1/2 cup freshly ground coffee
- 1/2 cup coarsely ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 (14 to 16 ounce) rib-eye steaks
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
To prepare the coffee blend, combine all the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well.
To prepare the steaks, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Season each steak with the coffee blend, evenly coating all sides and edges. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat until just to the smoking point. Add as many steaks to the pan as will fit without overcrowding and sear well, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the steaks to a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining steaks. Place the steaks in the oven and cook for 5 to 10 minutes for medium rare. Let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving. Or finish on the grill.
Emeril’s Delmonico potatoes with Chef Judi’s Twist
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¾ cup minced onions
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- Freshly ground white pepper
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 4 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled, small diced and blanched
- 1/2 cup fine dried bread crumbs
- Drizzle of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large saute pan, melt the butter. Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 1 minute. Add the garlic. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the milk and bring the liquid to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 6 cup baking dish. In a mixing bowl, add the bread crumbs and a drizzle of oil. Mix thoroughly. Season with Essence. Stir in the parsley. Spread the crumb mixture evenly over the potatoes. Place in the oven and bake until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve
Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
- 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
- 3 pounds small red or white potatoes
- 1/4 cup good olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut the potatoes in half or quarters and place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic; toss until the potatoes are well coated. Transfer the potatoes to a sheet pan and spread out into 1 layer. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until browned and crisp. Flip twice with a spatula during cooking in order to ensure even browning.
Remove the potatoes from the oven, toss with parsley, season to taste, and serve hot.
Potato Leek Soup
- 1 pound leeks, cleaned and dark green sections removed, approximately 4 to 5 medium
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Heavy pinch kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning
- 14 ounces, approximately 3 small, Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced small
- 1 quart vegetable broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 tablespoon snipped chives
Chop the leeks into small pieces.
In a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the leeks and a heavy pinch of salt and sweat for 5 minutes. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook until the leeks are tender, approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the potatoes and the vegetable broth, increase the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer until the potatoes are soft, approximately 45 minutes.
Turn off the heat and puree the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in the heavy cream, buttermilk, and white pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately, or chill and serve cold.