Author Notes: Inspired by a jar of Tommy's coffee rub which I brought back from Texas, I conjured up a spicy, earthy mix of coffee and some of my favourite flavourings.
The mix is great for marinades and in sauces —Kitchen Butterfly
Makes: 1 portion of rub
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 1/2 tablespoons finely ground coffee
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne or ancho chile powder
1kg pork shoulder
2 - 3 tablespoons ketchup
Tabasco sauce, to taste
- Combine the sugar, salt, coffee, cardamom, garlic, onion and cayenne powder.
- Set 1/2 of the rub aside and rub the other half all over the pork. If its not sufficient, add some more.
- Put in a bag and leave to marinade in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, but no longer than 24.
- After marinating, rinse the shoulder of pork and then place in a baking pan and roast at 130 degrees centigrade, basting every hour with the rendered juices. It should be ready after 4 - 5 hours.
- 20 minutes before the end of cooking, make a paste with 1 teaspoon of the coffee rub, mixed with 2 tablespoons of hot water. Add the ketchup and season with tabasco sauce - use that as a baste over the pork.
- Let finish cooking and then remove from the oven. Let cool and then shred with two forks. Use as tortilla or taco fillings.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Coffee