Coffee has become a great ingredient in food preparation. It imparts a great flavor on meats. It is especially great on pork, which is a great canvas for introducing flavors.
Coffee Spice Rub
1 cup ground Coffee
1/2 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
2 tablespoons Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground White Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients and mix well. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.
Coffee-Crusted Pork Loin
1 (6-pound) Boneless Pork Loin
Coffee Spice Rub
Up to 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
2 Shallots, finely chopped
1/2 cup dry White Wine
1 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
4 tablespoons Butter
1/4 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rub pork on all sides with Coffee Spice Rub. Place in a large roasting pan; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Roast pork until a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and place pork on cutting board. Loosely cover with aluminum foil, and let stand for 15 minutes. Discard all but 2 tablespoons fat from roasting pan (add canola oil as needed to measure 2 tablespoons). Place roasting pan on stove over medium heat. Add shallots, and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in wine, and cook until reduce by half, about 4 minutes. Add stock, and bring to a boil. Using a wooden spoon, scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until liquid is slightly reduces, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat, and keep warm. Thinly slice pork, and place on a serving platter. Pour any accumulated juices from cutting board into roasting pan with sauce. Return sauce to simmer, and whisk in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, along with pepper. Serve sauce over sliced pork.