“Coffee” Your New Secret Ingredient
According to the American Dietetics Association, several studies done show that show that coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cirrhosis, gallstones and colon cancer.
Anyways, coffee isn’t just for drinking. Many Chefs love using ground espresso or coffee because of its power to add complex, intense flavors to dishes without overwhelming them. When portioning it out keep in mind it’s very similar to cinnamon and cumin. When moisture and heat hit the bean it also releases more flavors which can be added to pastries and custards.
Below you’ll find three wonderful recipe ideas to wet your pallet and indulge on a finer aspect of coffee.
Joe Chili- Prepare your chili either store bought or from scratch. Then add two teaspoons of finely ground coffee by stirring it in. Make sure to this before it simmers on your stove top to create a more heavy body of flavor.
Joe Breakfast- Pour one ounce of coffee into your French toast batter. You’ll notice the flavor has gone from sweet to a more bold and savory flavor.
Dry Joe Rub- Take a dry rub (store bought) or from scratch in this process. Mix together an equal amount of coffee grounds, cumin, coriander, paprika, pepper and salt. Then rub on meat, chicken or fish before grilling.