I want to tell you about this Just Cook Herbed Coffee Rub. I love rubs and this one is so unique and delicious with coffee in it!
This works on beef, lamb and pork. For the very best results, I found that lightly oiling your meat with canola oil, then massaging in the rub and letting it marinate for 1 – 2 days lets your meat really absorb the exotic combination of flavors of this wonderful west coast blend. The company is based out of San Francisco and headed by a husband and wife team.
I used the rub on these boneless country pork spare ribs and it was outstanding!! You can have fun and experiment with lots of different cuts of meat but don’t skip the marinating overnight, and 2 days is even better.
I love rubs because they are a quick and easy way to make a protein special. Here, Just Cook Foods has done all the hard work concocting their blend to make you look like a superstar chef. I love the heady coffee smell in this one – really gets me going! And, it’s combined with oregano, cumin and chipotle to really whet your taste buds.
Many rubs go too heavy on the salt. This one does not. In fact, I found it a bit light on salt which is why I added a sprinkling of crushed Maldon salt to finish. You taste and decide, of course.
Now on to the recipe. While this cut of meat is called “ribs”, it’s a misnomer as it’s really part of a traditional pork chop so it does not need to be cooked long, which makes this recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for a dinner party. Apples and cranberries go so well with pork and look festive for the season. Just Cook with LOVE and their rub and have a happy Sunday while you get ready for New Year’s!
COUNTRY STYLE PORK SPARE RIBS WITH JUST COOK HERBED COFFEE RUB – serves 3 – 4 – needs 2 days of marinating for best results
1.5 lbs. boneless country style Pork Spare Ribs
2 tsp. canola oil
2 Tbs. Just Cook Herbed Coffee Rub
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 Braeburn or Fuji apple, washed, cored and sliced into 16 slices
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup dry white wine or dry vermouth
Maldon salt, crushed
Wash and pat dry your meat with paper toweling. Rub in the canola oil, 1 tsp. for each side of the meat. Then rub in the Herbed Coffee Rub, approximately 1 Tbs. for each side of the meat. Place in a glass pan, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 days.
On the day you’re cooking, ideally, allow the meat to be at room temperature for 1 hour.
In a large skillet, warm the olive oil. Raise heat to medium-high and add the butter. When the bubbling butter subsides, add the meat and cook for 5 minutes, lowering heat slightly. Flip the meat over, add the apples and cranberries and cook for 4 more minutes. Then add the white wine and cook for 2 more minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 135 – 140 degrees.
Remove the meat to a warmed platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Leave the apples and cranberries in the skillet while the meat is resting. They may need a little more cooking so do that carefully as you don’t want your apples to be too mushy, just tender and golden brown.
Pour apples, cranberries and sauce on top of the meat. Sprinkle crushed Maldon salt over all.
Cut into serving pieces and serve with LOVE.
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