A grilled pork chop recipe with a kick!
Not only is coffee the preferred morning beverage for many Americans to start off their days, it also has several health benefits when consumed judiciously. Coffee isn’t just for drinking anymore!
Coffee has a robust, earthy, somewhat pungent taste that can help generate multifaceted flavors and add an unusual whang to a variety of recipes
Research has shown that coffee facilitates in the reducing the possibility of Parkinson’s disease, diabetes II, colon cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, and gallstones diagnoses. In addition, studies also show that drinking two or three cups of coffee per day can offset the negative effects of smoking and heavy drinking. These amazing health benefits are accredited to the potent antioxidants in roasted coffee beans and the recently documented advantages of moderate caffeine intake. When used properly, coffee can be classified as a health food. Below are a few ideas for its use aside from your morning “Cuppa Joe.”
Coffee is a marvelous ingredient in a dry rub for pork chops, tenderloin, steaks and ribs. Simply combine ground coffee beans, cumin, ground celery seed, garlic powder, ground fennel seed, salt, and pepper. Apply and pat the rub evenly over meat and allow it to rest for an hour before roasting or grilling. Why not try a coffee marinade? A few cups of strong coffee or espresso, brown sugar, soy sauce, minced garlic cloves, a dash of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco are all it takes for a fabulous and versatile meat marinade.
4 bone-in, or boneless pork chops
1 cup brewed then chilled Espresso
1/2 cup dark molasses
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Thyme
2 TBSP cider vinegar
Combine marinade ingredients, mix well and pour into a zip-lock bag along with the pork chops. Refrigerate and marinade for at least 3 hours; overnight is even better.
Arrange for grilling over high heat. For chops thicker than 1”, move them to the cool side to cook through, after the exterior of the pork chop has been seared.
Remove the chops from the marinade and allow them to rest for a half hour at room temperature. Cooking meat at room temperature ensures even cooking.
Place pork chops on the grill and cook over high, direct heat for five minutes on each side. Wait seven minutes before serving. Enjoy your marinated pork chops!