Gone with a Handsomer Man is Michael Lee West's new novel. I received my copy last week and quickly finished it! What a fun read filled with humor, love, death and southern intrigue! I loved Michael Lee's writing and the character she created in Teeny Templeton. Teeny is quite the little lady! A strong-willed spitfire with a strong, peach throwing arm, but with so much vulnerability.
Like, Teeny, I think there is something cathartic about cooking and baking. Just look at the beautiful colors of the ingredients for the rub!
Teeny's espresso rub reminds me her, sweet and spicy.
I'm joining Michael Lee West and her foodie friends at Designs by Gollum by sharing some of Teeny Templeton's favorite recipes from the novel Gone with a Handsomer Man.
Espresso Steak RubAdapted from Gone with a Handsomer Man
3 tablespoons espresso beans, freshly ground
1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
Mix together all ingredients. Brush steaks with extra virgin olive oil and dredge in rub. Grill to your favorite temperature.
Yield: Coats two steaks