I made this recipe wanting to tie the bold flavors of coffe with the sweetness of brown sugar to create a rub that is great on Seafood, Steak, or Chicken. My favorite combination was with the scallops. —UncChar
Applewood smoked bacon (sliced)
garlic cloves (minced)
apple cider vinegar
juice from 1/2 lemon
instant espresso or coffee
red pepper flakes
baby spinach with mixed greens
In This Recipe
Render fat from bacon.
Add the garlic, shallot, and ginger. Heat until fragrant.
Deglaze with cider vinegar, then add honey, olive oil, and lemon.
Season with pepper.
Toss greens and spinach in vinaigrette.
Pat scallops dry.
Lightly dredge with flour. In a seperate bowl mix together brown sugar, instant espresso, or coffee, ground coriander, cumin, ginger, red pepper chili flakes, salt
and black pepper.
Sear one side in pan with hot oil.
Flip and rub small amount of espresso mixture on top.
Deglaze with white wine.
Add butter and finish cooking scallops in a 400 degree oven. About 5-7 minutes.