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Brown sugar and coffee spiced codfish

Mickey recently gave me this rub which he pulled from MollyShark, Hungry Man, & Richard In FL and then tweaked:

Equal part: Instant Espresso Ground Coffee
(I use fresh ground Espresso)
Equal part: Brown Sugar
1/2 part: Black Pepper
1/2 part: Kosher Salt
1/2 part: Garlic Powder
3/4 part: Ancho Chili Powder

He said it was good on turkey, chicken (it was), beef & pork; but what about fish?  So here it is on a pair of 1/2 pound each nearly one-inch thick cod fillets ready for the large BGE:


I rarely cook fish by temperature, but I stuck a cooking probe in length wise and put the fillets on an elevated rig with the BGE at 400.  When the internal temperature reached 105, I carefully turned the almost flaking fillets and kept them on until they reached 145.  They were really great with a slightly sweet, slightly coffee spiced flavor - almost like sweet blackened fish but cooked on a grill!  I think this would work with any somewhat oily fish, e.g., sea bass and catfish (although I NEVER eat catfish  :laugh: ):




  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,349
    i did it on some salmon a while back for some fish tacos.  it was awesome the earthiness of the coffee goes great with certain fish in the right setting.  
  • cookinfuncookinfun Posts: 129
    Boy, your pics look tasty...gonna have to try, and on chicken..
    (2) LBGEs,  WSM, Vidalia Grill (gasser), Tailgater Grill (gasser)
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,660
    Knock 'em out John. Would have never used on fish.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,974
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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