Good weather can suggest many things, but for me it means getting the grill ready for some delicious barbecuing, and what better way to get started than by preparing the meat before-hand. One way to do that is with meat rubs. Meat rubs have garnered much popularity with professional chefs and BBQ foodies alike, and understandably so meat rubs are an easy way to amp up the taste of your food.
For those of you who have not yet discovered the world of rubs there are two ways they are used: Dry rubs that are made with specific spices, seasonings and herbs; and wet rubs that are made with moist ingredients. I prefer dry rubs, as they wont burn and you can cook meat such as ribs and briskets much longer. All you have to do is apply a liberal amount of the rub directly onto the meat before grilling or roasting. Dry rubs can also be used as an ingredient in marinades. Marinades and rubs can turn tough cuts of meat into juicy and tender dishes, spike up the taste of bland vegetables, and dazzle even the most basic meal. Continue reading