Tuesday, February 06, 2007

An Unusual Coffee Recipe - Coffee Pepper Steak Recipe

Pepper Coffee Steak Recipe
Here's a very unusual recipe using coffee that Jeannie V. submitted to me. As noted below, it doesn't take on a strong coffee flavor, it's just a great marinade. Enjoy!

Ground coffee is used as a spice and the result is tasty, but doesn't taste at all like a coffee drink. This marinade works well with both meat and fish.


Coarse ground dark roast coffee beans (French Roast or Espresso)
Coarse ground black pepper

Mix about 1/3 coffee beans and 2/3 pepper (ratios, not cups -- use 1 part ground coffee beans to 2 parts ground peppercorns.)


Coat steaks with olive oil and Worcestershire sauce
Season with garlic powder
Coat steaks with heavy layer of coffee/pepper mixture.
Let sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours
Sear on a very hot grill and cook to your favorite doneness

This coffee/pepper mixture works well with grilled salmon or tuna replacing Worcestershire with lemon juice and garlic powder with dill.

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