CANTON, Mass. (June 15, 2011) – With Father’s Day and the summer grilling season upon us, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering some new ways to keep your Dad running on Dunkin’. America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods is serving up a special Father’s Day Twitter contest today for the chance to win $25 Dunkin’ Donuts Cards for you and your favorite father. The brand’s culinary team has also unveiled some exciting new coffee-themed summer recipes that give a delicious kick to any Father’s Day BBQ or summer party.
 
Today, Wednesday, June 15, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering brand followers of @DunkinDonuts on Twitter a chance to win two $25 Dunkin’ Donuts Cards, one for themselves and one for their father, by sharing what in their life runs better because of their Dad. For a chance to win, Twitter followers can enter using hashtag #FathersDDay, with three winners to be selected by the Dunkin’ Donuts social media team. For additional terms and conditions related to Dunkin’ Donuts’ #FathersDDay contest, please visit: http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/promotions/socialrules.html.
 
In honor of the start of summer, Dunkin’ Brands’ Culinary Team, led by three-time James Beard Award nominee Executive Chef Stan Frankenthaler, has created a selection of summer recipes that feature coffee as a main ingredient. Dad, or any king or queen of the grill, can add some brew to the BBQ and fire up your traditional summer fare with these simple recipes:
 
Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee BBQ Rub
 
2-3 lbs Country Style Ribs or
3-4 Steaks (NY Strip, Porterhouse, Filet etc.)

 

Rub
2T Paprika
2t Onion Powder
2t Garlic Powder
1T Mustard Powder
1t Cayenne Pepper
1T Chili Powder
¼ c Brown Sugar
2T Kosher Salt
1t Black Pepper
3T Original Blend Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee
 
· Combine all of the rub ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
· Rinse ribs in water, pat dry with a paper towel, and generously rub the mixed spices onto the ribs.
 
Cooking Ribs
  • Heat grill on high.
  • When grill is hot, turn grill on low and place the ribs onto the grill.
  • Continue to cook slowly until rib meat pulls away from the bone.
  • Remove from grill, allow to sit for 2-3 minutes before serving.
 
Cooking Steaks
  • Heat grill on high.
  • When grill is hot, turn grill on medium.
  • Sprinkle a little oil onto the steaks before placing on the grill.
  • Place steaks onto grill, cook to your desired preference for doneness.
  • Remove from grill, allow to sit for 2-3 minutes before serving.
 
Serve with your favorite sides; corn on the cob and baked beans.
 
 
Dunkin’ Dark Roast Coffee Brine
 
4-5 Bone in Pork Chops (Pork Loin or Pork Rib Chops)
 
Dunkin’ Dark Roast Coffee Brine
1 head Garlic
3 slices Ginger
2T Kosher Salt
2t Black Peppercorn
2t Coriander Seed
1 each Cinnamon Stick
2T Brown Sugar
1 small cup Iced Dunkin’ Dark Roast, no ice
 
  • In a small sauce pot, on medium low heat, lightly brown ginger and garlic.
  • Add spices and salt. Toast for a minute or two.
  • Add brown sugar and coffee. Heat until dissolved.
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool before using.
  • Place pork chops into an airtight container or sealable storage bag.
  • Pour brine over pork chops, allow to sit in brine for a minimum of 6-8 hours, preferably overnight in the refrigerator.
 
Cooking
  • When ready to cook, heat grill and remove pork chops from the refrigerator.
  • Take pork chops out of brine, pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Rub chops with a little oil.
  • When grill is ready, place chops on grill and allow to cook for 6-7 on the first side (depending on thickness of the chops).
  • Flip the chops, cook for another, 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove from grill, allow to sit for 2-3 minutes before serving.
 
Serve with your favorite sides; potato salad and grilled fresh vegetables.
 
Recommendations
This Dunkin’ Dark Roast Coffee Brine is also great with:
  • Chicken
  • Ribs
  • Pork Roasts
 
Peanut Butter Bomb
 
8 oz double brewed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee
1 regular scoop of vanilla ice cream (1/2 cup)
2T caramel syrup
1T of creamy peanut butter
1T of chocolate syrup
· Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
· Pour into glass over ice.
 
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Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for five years running. The company has more than 9,700 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.