Hmmm Espresso & Steak:
In our ongoing search for seasoning blends and dry spice rubs that are not your ordinary fare we have come across a delicious Espresso rub. The deep richness of coffee combined with the brown sugar provides an ideal caramelized crust on your steak. This crust helps hold in the natural flavors and juices so that the steak doesn't dry out prematurely.
We also love the savory taste sensation of this Mexican inspired rub as in addition to the unexpected flavor of coffee you get the fruity heat of the ancho, the sweetness of the brown sugar and for just a dash more heat we also added some De Arbol Chile. Now while we are big promoters of salt free seasonings we also know that the best spice rubs have their flavors further enhanced with just a bit of salt.
As we do with all rubs we like to shake our seasonings onto our meat and then work it into the meat evenly on both sides and then refrigerate before cooking. Now typically we like to have the seasonings sit for at least 1-2 hours but we found with the espresso rub it is better to only have it sit for 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. Now while we love this seasoning best on a good steak (i.e. T-Bone or Porterhouse) we also enjoyed it on bolder fish like tuna and swordfish.
Ingredients: Hand blended fromancho chile powder, brown sugar, paprika, ground sumatra (fresh dark roasted coffee), sea salt, black pepper, yellow mustard, coriander, ginger, de arbol chile powder and Mexican oregano.
About the product:
- Single Source, Freshly ground spices from the Grindstone brand. The grindstone operate a famous culinary retail store in historic Saint Augustine, Florida and offers custom blend of spices to the store patrons and Chefs around the country thru their distribution network.
- Each jar in the spice collection is filled by hand in glass jars with an assortment of premium gourmet seasoning blends, spices and herbs. Each jar holds 1/2 cup of product.
- Many if not all, of our blends are sugar and salt-free, so restricted diets can easily be accommodated without sacrificing the flavor of the dish.
- You will find that we carry everything from the classics --- like Italian Seasoning, Blackened Seasoning and Cajun Seasoning to our continuously growing line of exotic hand blended seasonings like --- Smoked Tea Rub to Tikka Masala. If you are one who loves to do outdoor grilling, we have some enchanting dry spice rubs for your chicken, burgers, steaks, ribs and seafood.