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Visit our Deli this month for Chef Leah Caplan's Summer Solstice Ribs!
Here at Metcalfe's, whether we're bringing people or flavors together, we start with local ingredients like Kickapoo Coffee.
Cook boldly at home with these three recipes from Chef Leah Caplan:
Summer Solstice Coffee Rub for Steak or Ribs
(adapted from www.youneedtoeatthis.com -- thanks, Scott!)
For best flavor, start with whole spices and grind together in a coffee mill/grinder. (To rid the machine of the spice flavors when you are done, grind some white rice and discard – the rice, not the mill). Working in batches according to the size of your grinder, grind all ingredients to a powder. Then stir in 4T coarse sea salt. Thickly coat both sides of grass fed beef steaks or heritage pork ribs with the rub, then place on a metal rack over a pan. Refrigerate overnight, uncovered. Grill, pan sear or roast as you desire. This is enough rub for a couple pounds or 4-8 servings.
Tiramisu Ice Cream Sundae
Toss chunks of biscotti in strong brewed coffee or espresso (just so they soak up some). Spoon over a scoop of ice cream (nothing wrong with Sassy Cow Salted Caramel), and enjoy. To take it to the next level drizzle with chocolate sauce, and top with fresh whipped cream (or whipped mascarpone) and toasted hazelnuts.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Sweet, Creamy, Refreshing & Eye Opening
Enhance the chocolate flavor in your next batch of brownies by adding 1T of very finely ground Summer Solstice.