June 5, 2016

How to Add Coffee to Your Steak

Do you want to add bold flavour to your steaks but don’t know where to begin? If so, keep reading. The secret to making great-tasting steaks is right in your coffee pot.

Yes, you read right. Coffee is the culinary secret you haven’t heard about – until now.

How to Add Coffee to Your Steak

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Put It On My Steak?

Well, I didn’t tell you to, but you can! It is physically possible, I mean. It turns out that you can easily add ground up espresso coffee into the spices that you normally rub on your steaks for seasoning.

All you have to do is conduct the aforementioned mixing and rub, and then sear your steak the proper amount so that it is the rarity at which you desire, and then voila! You have steak that tastes strangely like coffee.

How to Add Coffee to Your Steak

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Taking the time and spending the money to find and hire a professional chef is worth the effort. Chefs go to culinary school to develop an understanding of all aspects of food preparation.

They learn what constitutes as fresh and flavorful meats, fruits, and vegetables, along with how to prepare them in unique and insightful ways.

They also take classes to learn about food safety, which can keep your restaurant from making errors that can sicken your customers.

Because of its versatility and taste, coffee is one of the top beverages in the world. It can pick you up when you need a quick mid-morning energy boost.

Or, it can make a great after-dinner treat for your house guests. No matter how you consume or serve it, coffee makes everything seem right, including steak.

Making Great-Tasting Steaks

Whether it’s a porterhouse, rib-eye or sirloin steak, just hearing the names of these mouth-watering meats can drive most men and women to the nearest steakhouse. But, you don’t need to do that. You can enjoy a flavor-packed steak right at home.

By incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables, your chef can create delicious menu additions that taste better than ever.

How to Add Coffee to Your Steak

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For example, consider adding seasonal roasted corn to your house-made guacamole, and preparing it tableside for your customers.

Simple little additions like that can help to improve the dining experience for people and increase the total of their check.

Lucky for you, some ingenious minds decided to add ground-up espresso coffee to their steak rub of black pepper, salt, and a few tablespoons of chili powder. Here’s what you need:

  • A 16-ounce steak of your choice, thawed of course 1/2 tablespoon of espresso or coffee ground into very fine particles 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste, you use at your discretion
  • Mix all ingredients together and rub thoroughly on both sides of your steak

Here’s what you do next:

  • Fire up a grill or turn on your cooktop for placing a skillet
  • Place your seasoned steak on the grill or in a hot skillet Sear each side for 4 minutes
  • Remove and set the meat on a cooling rack or plate for 5 minutes

The rub enhances the steaks natural flavors while keeping it moist and delicious. You can slice the steak into thin pieces and serve them with lime, and a freshly made salsa called pico de gallo.

When food is ordered in from a manufacturer instead of being made fresh in-house, flavors can fall flat.

Un-fresh salsa might contain limp, tasteless tomatoes and guacamole might develop an unattractive brown color and a poor texture.

The fact of the matter is that the way that the food tastes is largely determined by the quality of the ingredients used to make it, and customers can usually tell the difference.

This is just one way to incorporate coffee into your meat dishes. You can also bake, grill and broil chicken breasts using the same recipe, just be sure to cook the meat longer.

Jack Dunn

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