Courteney Cox Claims That This Recipe Makes the “Greatest Steak of All Time”

published Oct 4, 2022
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At first glance, you may not think that actress Courtney Cox and singer Brandi Carlile have much in common. While they both are award-winning women in their respective industries, not much connects the two, right? In a surprising twist of food-related events, they actually have much in common and apparently share cooking tips and recipes.

According to Entertainment Weekly the two became friends last year after Cox posted a video of herself performing a piano cover of Carlile’s song The Joke and as a result, the Friends alum directed a music video for the songstress. Now though, her new friend and collaborator is teaching her how to make what she calls “the greatest steak of all time.”

“I thought that my recipe was good,” Cox shared in a recent Instagram demonstration, “but I actually got this from Brandi Carlile, and hers is better than mine.” She starts by sprinkling the steaks with truffle or olive oil, kosher salt, and ground pepper to taste. Cox then covers the meat with finely ground coffee (feel free to use espresso, if that’s what you have in your pantry) and brown sugar before repeating the process with all the ingredients on the other side. 

While Cox doesn’t offer measurements for the recipe, the amount of sugar and coffee seem pretty proportionate in her video. Once the steaks were seasoned, she then proceeded to prep her sides before taking the meat out to the grill. For this meal, she pairs the main with mashed cauliflower and asparagus, and provides her cooking method for both. After cutting it into florets, she proceeds to boil the cauliflower, drain it, then mash it using an immersion blender. She then adds butter, cream cheese, salt, and white pepper.

The asparagus is placed in a tin foil pan and prepped using olive oil and garlic salt. That pan joins the steaks on the grill. Cox starts with the asparagus — which will presumably take a little longer to cook — then cooks each steak over the open flame for about 2-3 minutes per side.

While this recipe might beat your go-to steak, having a few tips for cooking the best steak will always come in handy.