Soak Steak In Coffee For Tender Meat Without The Extra Sodium

Meat marinades are an excellent way to spice up a steak, but they're often packed with sodium and extra calories. If you want to enjoy a thick steak without the extra sodium, health blog The Greatist recommends soaking your steak in a little coffee.

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The process is incredibly simple:

Try soaking those steaks in coffee for an hour before grilling for tender, flavorful, smoky meat without the extra calories and sodium. Coffee grounds also make a fantastic, crunchy rub for all those grilling favourites.

It might sound a little strange, but the amazing-sounding combination of coffee and steak makes it worth at least a trial run. Let us know if you give it a shot yourself.

Use Coffee to flavour Steak [The Greatist]


    Kiwi Fruit, Papaya/Paw-Paw, Pineapple (enzyme action) and acidic foods/liquids like Citrus, Vinegar, Wine, Tomato (mostly acid action, some both, like kiwi and pineapple)
    will all also tenderise meat without the salt. Rinse the meat afterwards if you want to avoid the sweet/fruity/sour flavours, and retain the tenderness. Those flavours tend to get left behind anyway, if used in a marinade on tastily grilled meats.

      Thank you. As I read the article I was already thinking of pineapple and citrus fruits as my comment.
      I'll have to experiment with your other suggestions. And with the coffee of course.

      We use the kiwi fruit method and it's brilliant, we leave it in when cooking you don't even notice it is there.

    I'd rather have the salt thanks, that sounds absolutely vile.

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