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Coffee Rub

May/June 2007

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Coffee can be used as a great way to start your day...or end it, at the grill. The dark and toasty undertones from the coffee in this dry rub pair well with dark meats. Any freshly ground coffee beans will work; choose dark roast for the biggest coffee flavor or a lighter roast if you're looking for something a little more subtle. Use on: Chicken thighs, duck, beef, lamb


Coffee Rub

Makes: About 1 cup

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Preparation

  1. Mix coffee, pepper and salt together in a small bowl. Measure out 2 tablespoons of the rub. Using your hands, rub it evenly onto 1 1/2 pounds (6 servings) of your chosen protein just before grilling.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
  • Follow the marinating times, cooking times and temperatures below for juicy, perfect grilling results.
  • EXTRA-FIRM TOFU
  • 30 minutes to overnight
  • 2-3 minutes per side
  • SALMON FILLET
  • 30 minutes
  • 3-5 minutes per side
  • CHICKEN BREAST boneless, skinless
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 6-8 minutes per side; 165°F
  • CHICKEN THIGHS boneless, skinless
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 6-8 minutes per side; 165°F
  • CHICKEN THIGHS bone-in, skinless
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 15-25 minutes, turning occasionally; 165°F
  • DUCK BREAST boneless, skinless
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 4-8 minutes per side; 150°F
  • PORK CHOPS bone-in, 3/4" thick
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 3-4 minutes per side; 145°F
  • PORK TENDERLOIN
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 14-16 minutes, turning occasionally; 145°F
  • FLANK STEAK
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 6-8 minutes per side; 140°F for medium
  • STRIP STEAK bone-in, 3/4"-1" thick
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 4-5 minutes per side; 140°F for medium
  • LAMB LOIN CHOPS
  • 2 hours to overnight
  • 5-6 minutes per side; 145°F for medium
  • *All cooking times based on medium-high grill temperature and cooking with the grill lid closed.

Nutrition

Per teaspoon: 5 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 382 mg sodium; 29 mg potassium.

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