Coffee-Marinated Mutton Chops: A Meaty Delight For Coffee Lovers
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Nothing lifts up the mood like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee! The perfect moment to curl up on a plush sofa by the window, watch the rain, and sip some coffee is right now when the summer is about to arrive and the winter season is bidding adieu. If you need more caffeine, try using this flavourful ingredient to make some playful sweets. For a long time, people have been indulging themselves with simple coffee recipes. Although it has a strong flavour, if used strategically with a few other components, it can be very effective. Take the traditional Italian dessert, Tiramisu, for instance. It is made with coffee, and one cannot resist picking it up the moment we see it freshly baked in a bakery.

Coffee can enhance the flavour of not only pastries and desserts but also marinades, salad dressings, sauces, salsas, and savoury dishes like mutton chops. Freshly brewed beans are preferred by most chefs to add to recipes. Cheese and a variety of fruits, such as peaches, blueberries, blackberries, plums, and apricots, can also be paired with coffee to create a unique taste. The key is to find the right flavour and quantity. One such unique recipe is mutton chops that are marinated in coffee. The mutton chop recipe, for instance, marinates the meat in a mixture of coffee and honey before baking it in the oven, resulting in a juicy and interesting blend of sweet and spicy flavours that melt in the mouth like marshmallows. They have a delicious hidden flavour of coffee and spices.

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  • 200 g mutton chops

For the marinade:

  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 10 ml of honey
  • 10 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 5 g rosemary
  • 10 g pink peppercorns (crushed)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Marinate the mutton chops with the marinade ingredients and leave them for 3–4 hours.
  • Drizzle some oil onto a nonstick pan and heat it to medium.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the mutton chops.
  • Then, sear the mutton pieces in the pan.
  • After that, transfer the chops to a preheated oven at 180° and bake for 5 minutes.
  • After the chops are baked, put them in the same pan and add 100 ml of water.
  • Let the stock reduce until it reaches sauce consistency.
  • Adjust the seasonings.
  • Serve this dish with a side of cooked spinach and sweet potato mash, garnished with some fresh parsley sprigs.