Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coffee Marinated Shish Kabobs

We saw a recipe for coffee marinated meat and we were intrigued. And then disappointed. Wine or vinegar or citrus recipes definitely make the meat more tender and delicious. While this was still good, it just wasn't as good as the other tried options.



Ingredients:

2 lbs of beef, cubed
about 2 cups of warm cofee
2 onions, sliced into circles or half circles
salt
pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients into a ziplock bag (put the meat and onions in first, then pour the coffee over). When cooled, move to the fridge for at least 4-6 hours.
2. Put meat onto skewers and grill to desired done-ness when ready. Grill the onions either directly on the grill or in a grill basket. 

What we liked:

It was definitely a new way to make meat that we liked trying.

What we didn't like:

The meat was a little chewy and not as soft as it would have been in other marinades. The issue may have been that we used a "light" roast coffee, which may not have been as effective as a darker roast.

What Kaspian thought about it:

This meal did not warrant his attention at all. 

Next time:

We probably wouldn't do this again.