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.