Coffee Rub

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 5h

about 1 cup

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 and lamb

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt

directions

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.

Tip: Follow the marinating times, cooking times and temperatures below for juicy, perfect grilling results.


EXTRA-FIRM TOFU


30 minutes to overnight


2 to 3 minutes per side



SALMON FILLET


30 minutes


3 to 5 minutes per side



CHICKEN BREAST boneless, skinless


2 hours to overnight


6 to 8 minutes per side; 165 degrees F



CHICKEN THIGHS boneless, skinless


2 hours to overnight


6-8 minutes per side; 165 degrees F



CHICKEN THIGHS bone-in, skinless


2 hours to overnight


15 to 25 minutes, turning occasionally; 165 degrees F



DUCK BREAST boneless, skinless


2 hours to overnight


4 to 8 minutes per side; 150 degrees F



PORK CHOPS bone-in, 3/4 inch thick


2 hours to overnight


3 to 4 minutes per side; 145 degrees F



PORK TENDERLOIN


2 hours to overnight


14 to 16 minutes, turning occasionally; 145 degrees F



FLANK STEAK


2 hours to overnight


6 to 8 minutes per side; 140 degrees F for medium



STRIP STEAK bone-in, 3/4 to 1 inch thick


2 hours to overnight


4 to 5 minutes per side; 140 degrees F for medium



LAMB LOIN CHOPS


2 hours to overnight


5 to 6 minutes per side; 145 degrees F for medium



All cooking times based on medium-high grill temperature and cooking with the grill lid closed.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9192

nutrition information per serving

5 calories; 0g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 382mg sodium; 1g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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