Adding flavors with BBQ rubs
When grilling we often like to add different flavors to our foods using a marinade. A dry marinade or as it's usually called in the BBQ term RUB, is simply a mix of different spices, and often used when grilling.
Most people know rubs trough pre-marinated chickens and ribs that they buy in their local supermarket. And don’t take this the wrong way, there’s nothing wrong about pre-marinated meats and fish. But… the thing is that a lot of them taste the same. And life is too short for dull and boring BBQ food.
There are so many great ingredients you can use in a rub, and it doesn’t take much to create something that is new and very exciting. All of the BBQ rubs that we made in our FCC BBQ cook book takes just a few seconds to mix, and you’ll have many exciting mixes for your upcoming BBQ sessions. You can store these for up to 6 months in an air tight container, for example a mason jar (Norges-glass). A good tip is to pour the finished mix in an empty seasoning/spice glass, then it is easier to sprinkle the seasoning over the stuff you´re going to grill.
Rubs from all over the worldFCC BBQ
Countries and regions often have their own rubs. Mexico has its Adobo rub which we associate with “regular” taco spices. This one is insanely good for pulled pork, or on the steak we putt in the Fajitas. Industrial powder in a bag (as we like to call it) is not as good or good for you, as it’s often mixed with lots of MGS, too much salt, and other preservatives. So, our recommendation is to make your own, because then you run the show.
In our cook book we share our 7 best-of-rubs, which matches all of our favorite things to grill, whether it’s chicken, rib-eye, ribs or brisket.
Here is one of them for you to try. We called it “A MexiCan of whoop-ass. With inspiration from Mexico, and spicy enough to kick your ass.
A MexiCan of whoop-ass
This is the classic Mexican spice mix. A bit like the Adobo taco mix that a lot of you use on your tacos. This is a rub great for pulled pork, ribs, chicken and even fish. Just mix everything in a cup or a bowl, and you ready to go!
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 table spoon capsicum powder
2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1⁄2 tablespoon onion powder
1 1⁄2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 1⁄2 tablespoon cummin powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder