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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why Coffee is our Secret Ingredient to Making Amazing Baby Back or Spare Ribs by Cleo Coyle


Coffee? Yes! A quick bath in a few simple cups of coffee is our secret for making the most amazingly juicy, tender, and flavorful ribs. The reason? Most marinades contain some sort of acid—vinegar, lemon or other fruit juice, even alcohol. But too much acid makes meat mushy. (Likewise, boiling ribs robs them of flavor and destroys good texture.) But coffee contains just enough acidity to help the tenderizing process, yet preserve the meat’s texture. 


There are two additional ingredients that will help you create spectacular ribs. One is salt. It’s not only a flavor enhancer, it also breaks down the connective tissues, which creates tenderness. Sugar is the final ingredient that helps to evenly brown and caramelize the surface without drying it. Putting it all together, here is our quick and easy, one pan marinade for making heavenly pork ribs...


This recipe will work with baby back ribs (pictured above)
or spare ribs, shown in my photo below...


To download a free PDF
of this recipe that you can
print, save, or share,
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Click here for free recipe PDF.



Cleo Coyle has a partner in
crime-writing—her husband.
Learn about their books
by clicking here and here.


A Note from Cleo...

My husband and I love the advantages of doing our ribs this way. A simple bath for one quick hour in a few cups of coffee not only provides a fast, foolproof marinade, it also allows us to have fun experimenting with new barbecue sauces every time we make the recipe. 

We might have a tangy sauce one week, a spicy sauce another week, or try a mustard-based sauce. We enjoy experimenting with new sauces and brands on the market and this recipe allows us to do just that. So have fun and eat with joy! ~ Cleo

Cleo Coyle's
Coffee Ribs

Ingredients:

2 - 4 pounds pork ribs (baby back or spareribs)

2 - 3 teaspoons coarsely ground sea salt or Kosher salt  


1 teaspoon white pepper


2 - 3 cups (or so) brewed coffee, cooled

1 cup (or so) barbecue sauce* with at least one key ingredient (*see below)

*Key Ingredient: Your barbeque sauce will provide the third secret to great ribs—some form of sugar, which promotes the caramelization of the meat’s surface. So look for a BBQ sauce that contains one of the following: sugar,
brown sugar, molasses, corn syrup, or honey.


(1) Right out of the refrigerator, the cold ribs should be placed into a large pan and sprinkled with half of the salt and pepper on all sides. Separate ¼ cup of your BBQ sauce and rub all over the ribs. 


(2) Add the cooled brewed coffee to the pan (as shown below, enough for the rib rack’s bottom to be soaking in it), cover with cling wrap and marinate at room temperature for one hour. At the thirty minute mark, flip the ribs to coat evenly. Do not marinate for longer than 1 hour.




(3) Preheat your oven to 350° F. Place a grilling rack over a roasting pan (as shown in my photo below). Coat your grilling rack with nonstick spray. Remove ribs from marinade, and discard the liquid. Do not rinse the ribs. Once again, you salt and pepper both sides, then place ribs on the grilling rack, fat side up. 

This recipe will work for baby back ribs or spare ribs.
The photo above shows spare ribs ready for the oven...

Cooking process (total time 90 to 100 minutes):

1 - Cook for 20 minutes, fat side up, and flip.

2 - Cook for 20 more minutes, fat side down

3 - Flip ribs over (fat side up again), paint with BBQ sauce, and cook for a third 20 minute period.

4 - Flip the ribs again, paint with sauce, and continue cooking for a fourth 20 minute period.

5 - Flip one more time (fat side up) and apply the rest of your sauce. Kick up the oven to 375° F. and cook 10 to 20 minutes more. 

Coffee Spare Ribs
resting before cutting...

Coffee Baby Back Ribs
resting before cutting... 





WHEN IS IT DONE?

Many pitmasters advise that correctly cooked pork ribs should not have meat falling off the bone (don’t shoot the messenger, but this means they’re over-cooked). When you take a bite, the meat should come off with a slight tug, leaving a clean bone (as shown below)...


The meat should be tender and juicy with a gentle chew (like a good steak). After the ribs are done, let them rest for 15 minutes before cutting to allow juices inside the meat to re-collect, and...

Click here for the
free recipe PDF.



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Eat (and read) with joy! 

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries 


Alice and Marc in Central Park. 
Together we write as Cleo Coyle. 

Learn more about us here.
Friend us on facebook here.
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Visit our online coffeehouse here.


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"ARE YOU READY?"

READY FOR WHAT? 

Find out by watching our fun,
new Book Video (below)
or view it on Facebook



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Our new Coffeehouse Mystery

is now a bestselling hardcover! 

Top 10 Best Mysteries 
for Book Clubs 2017

A "Most Wanted"
Mystery Guild Selection


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This culinary mystery includes
more than 25 delicious recipes!
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The Coffeehouse Mysteries are bestselling
works of amateur sleuth fiction set in a landmark
Greenwich Village coffeehouse, and each of the
16 titles includes the added bonus of recipes. 


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The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

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If you'd like to be entered in our
next giveaway and receive special
bonus recipes, sign up for our 
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Release Party for DEAD COLD BREW: Videos + Recipes from Cleo Coyle




“A fabulous diamond, blackmail, embezzlement, surprise inheritances, murder, and a decades-old family scandal…with lusciously rich recipes.” Publishers Weekly 

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It’s official. After 15 books, our Greenwich Village coffeehouse manager, Clare Cosi, finally becomes engaged to her boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn. 

Unfortunately, the vintage coffee diamonds Mike slips on Clare’s finger in DEAD COLD BREW, open a Pandora’s box to a cold case murder that occurred sixty years before. 

This chilling homicide happened in a stateroom of the Andrea Doria, a luxurious Italian ocean liner that tragically sank off the coast of Nantucket in 1956...


On board that ship was a gifted Italian artisan named Gus Campana, the jewelry designer who created Clare’s engagement ring.

When Clare finds Gus poisoned behind his West Village workshop, she won’t rest until she uncovers who may have done it and why. Her search uncovers family scandal, a charming thief, and a deadly adversary.

Cleo Coyle has a partner in
crime-writing—her husband.
Learn about their books
by clicking here and here.

If you are new to our long-running Coffeehouse Mystery series, don’t hesitate to pick up DEAD COLD BREW. You can read it as a stand-alone, and if you like it, you have 15 more mysteries to enjoy (click here for a free title list).

But don’t miss this latest entry...

It’s embedded with twists, turns, and wonderful secrets about New York City that we’ve discovered over the years—from an exclusive room in the legendary 21 Club, to the underbelly of the city’s Diamond District, to a hidden train platform beneath the Waldorf-Astoria.



THE RECIPES...

Food is always a deliciously fun part of our Coffeehouse Mysteries, and we've included some favorite recipes, a few inspired by Clare's visit to the exclusive 21 Club here in New York City, a legendary bar and restaurant that still serves movie stars and presidents. See descriptions and photos of these and many more recipes in the free guide below...

FREE RECIPE GUIDE


Dead Cold Brew includes more than 25 recipes of foods and drinks mentioned in the mystery. Download the free guide now, print it out, and you instantly have an illustrated recipe section! To get the guide, click here or on the button below...


For the Free 
Recipe Guide


Does Dead Cold Brew
include a recipe for
Cold Brew Coffee?
Of course! 


So...

"ARE YOU READY?"

READY FOR WHAT?

Find out by watching our fun,
full-length Book Video 
(below)
or view i
t on Facebook
by
clicking here.


(Turn on your volume to hear a nice piece of music by Kevin MacLeod!)


A NOTE TO OUR READERS...



Marc and I sincerely thank your for your longtime support of our work. If you are purchasing our new Coffeehouse Mystery this week (or borrowing it from your library), we cannot thank you enough. 

Caffeinated cheers to you, and be sure to stop by our Facebook page or Online Coffeehouse to keep in touch. If you haven't signed up for our free Coffeehouse Newsletter, click here to learn more and subscribe.



May you always read with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries 

Learn more about us here.
Friend us on Facebook here.
Follow us on Twitter here.
Visit our online Coffeehouse here.


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COMMENT GIVEAWAY!

Leave a comment on this post by Midnight Saturday (Jan. 14th) with your email or contact info via facebook and one of you will win...



Congrats to our winner...

Celia F.

Enjoy your prizes, Celia!


(1) A Coffeehouse Mystery Tote Bag, featuring a favorite saying of Madame's, the octogenarian owner of The Village Blend - "Survive everything. And do it with style."



(2) A set of Cleo's collectible recipe cards, autographed by Cleo, and...

(3) A beautiful, first edition hardcover copy of DEAD COLD BREW, personally inscribed for you by Cleo Coyle (Alice and Marc).

To learn more or buy,
click here.


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