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Coffee Teriyaki Skewers

with Citrus Edamame Salad


These skewers have “summer” written all over them — especially given the bright salad they’re paired with. If you have a grill at home, use it instead of the oven to roast the skewers, drizzling them with sauce right before they’re finished. Executive Chef of Mother of Pearl and Founder of Society C., Daphne Cheng created this fresh dish. We’ve included an extra skewer if you end up having more veggies, because more veggies are always a good idea.

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35 min


  1. 5 wooden skewers
  2. 4 oz crimini mushrooms
  3. 1 apple
  4. 1 bell pepper
  5. 1 zucchini
  6. 1 tsp cornstarch
  7. 1 tsp instant coffee
  8. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  9. 1/8 cup brown sugar
  10. 1 orange
  11. 2 oz purple kale
  12. 1 cup edamame
  13. 2 tbsp vegetable oil*
  14. Salt and pepper *
  15. *not included


Prep the veggies (and apple)

Soak skewers in warm water. Clean the mushrooms using a damp paper towel and rinse the apple, pepper, and zucchini. Cut the mushrooms in half from top to bottom. Core and chop the apple into 1-inch pieces. Trim and deseed the pepper; chop into pieces the size of the apple and mushroom halves. Halve zucchini lengthwise, slicing into thick half moons.

The roast is on

Turn the broiler to high. Take a wooden skewer and alternate placing the apple, mushrooms, pepper, and zucchini for a total of 2 slices of each per skewer. Put the skewers on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Sprinkle with generous pinch of salt and a small pinch of pepper across skewers. Roast in oven until the apple begins to caramelize, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Time for teriyaki

In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water into a “slurry” and set aside. In a small saucepan, whisk 1/4 cup water, instant coffee, soy sauce, sugar, a pinch of black pepper, and the cornstarch slurry together. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low while whisking occasionally. Allow the mixture to thicken for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Orange you glad for salad

Rinse the orange and zest 1 tablespoon of it, adding it into a large bowl. Supreme the orange by trimming both ends and cutting away the peel and pith. Remove the flesh segments and squeeze the remaining juice into the bowl. Slowly whisk in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Rinse, destem, and thinly slice the kale, adding it to the bowl along with the edamame and toss.

Serve it up

Drizzle skewers with coffee teriyaki sauce while they are on the baking sheet and serve with the citrus edamame salad.