CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Coffee RubKick up the flavor of food on the grill with this popular cooking method.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Kick up the flavor of food on the grill with this popular cooking method.
½ cup ground coffee
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
Combine ingredients, mix well. If using anything coarser than espresso grind, run mixture briefly through coffee or spice grinder until it takes on uniform, sandy texture. Sift if desired to remove lumps.
Yield: 10 tablespoons.
Approximate nutritional analysis per teaspoon: 8 calories, no fat, no protein; 2 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams sugar, no fiber, 1 milligram sodium; 3 milligrams calcium.
Note: Rub is good on beef and fuller-bodied fish such as salmon. Salt fish or meat to taste. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons for every 4 ounces of fish and 2 to 4 teaspoons per 4 ounces of beef. On a grill, sear the meat or fish over direct heat then finish cooking over indirect heat. Indoors, sear on the stove in an oven-safe skillet then finish in the oven.
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