Here's the RUB - Christmas Gifts For Under $10
Here's some recommendations for some more cheap Christmas presents. Everything on this list is under $10 and available on line.
This time it's RUBs. What's a RUB you ask? Well there's dry rubs and there's wet rubs, but all a rub is is, a spice mixture that is placed on the outside of your meat prior to smoking, grilling, or roasting.
Today I recommend a few of them for your perusal and approval. They're in no particular order as I love all of them and they all have different uses and flavor profiles. Hell, if you can afford it, buy them all! They make great stocking stuffers.
First up is Plowboy's BBQ Yardbird RUB. This RUB was developed for competition, this award winning rub has a balance of sweet and salty with just a little kick. Works well on seafood, pork, but it really shines on chicken.
Next is a rub I discovered on my many trips to the Texas Hill Country; Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que's Rudy's Regular Rub. Now this rub is a true Texas style rub, primarily salt, pepper and paprika. It's got a nice kick, but nothing this Yankee can't handle. This rub works best of beef, but also shines on pork. Rudy's was my first bbq experience in Austin, Texas and their rubs will always have a place on my spice rack.
Next up is SuckleBusters Competition BBQ Rub. This Rub is made for the competitive cook. This award winning formula is excellent on beef briskets. It has a sweet and savory flavor with an excellent aroma. The rub is mild but flavorful and can be used alone or combined with other ingredients for a more robust flavor profile. The recipe was designed by competition cooks, for competition cooks and has already already won multiple GC and RGC awards at BBQ contests.
And one last recommendation, a sampler pack of rubs from Fred's Music and BBQ. The sampler pack of Tasty Lick's BBQ Company includes one bag of each flavor - approximately 3 tablespoons of rub per bag - Flavors included are: Savory Poultry, Smokin Guitar Player's Original Rub, Mella Yella, Ribit Rib Rub, Redeye Redmeat Rub, Acapulco God, Dixieland Dust, Tree Hugger and Flyin' Swine. I like just about all of these and the folks over at Fred's Music and BBQ are some fine folks.