7 Savory Ways to Add Coffee to Your Dinner
As an ingredient, coffee is most relegated to the sweet category. (Who doesn’t love a good tiramisu?) But coffee is versatile; it’s just as good in savory dishes as sweet ones. Certainly you can make an espresso to drink after dinner, but why not also bring coffee onto your dinner plate?
Here are seven ways to incorporate coffee into your evening meal.
1. Coffee Crackers
Need a little pre-dinner appetizer? Use brewed coffee to make these coffee crackers, which pair well with aged cheese.
2. Coffee marinade
Hosting a BBQ for a warm-weather dinner? Make a coffee marinade to help add flavor to meats, and even vegetables, before adding them to the grill.
3. Coffee rub
If you prefer rubs over marinades, you can still depend on your favorite ingredient. The strong flavor of a coffee rub will pair well with dark meats.
→ Get the recipe pictured above: Sticky BBQ Spare Ribs with a Coffee and Pepper Rub at Drizzle & Dip
4. Coffee roasted vegetables
5. Coffee vinaigrette
If your dinner involves a salad, make a coffee vinaigrette for it. You can also use the vinaigrette to pour over grilled meats and vegetables.
6. Coffee chili
7. Biscuits with spicy coffee butter
Add a little kick to butter by mixing in some ground coffee. This butter, blended with coffee and hot sauce, will melt right into your dinner biscuits; a fun and creative spin on a classic.
What are some of your favorite ways to get more coffee into your dinner?