A steak rub is a seasoning blend consisting of larger pieces of dried herbs and spices. It is an excellent way to add flavor and surface texture to steaks, as well as create a flavorful crust on smoked brisket or pork. Rubs are typically coarser than seasonings and are applied more liberally.
A rub is a combination of spices, salt, and sugar used to season meat before cooking. Unlike seasonings, rubs are almost never added after cooking. There are numerous rubs available, including barbecue rubs, chili powder, jerk seasoning, sate, and curries.
While primarily used on chicken, pork, fish, and seafood, rubs can also enhance the flavor of vegetables and other meats.
Dry rubs have been used to enhance meat flavor for centuries. This dry rub marinade is excellent for pork, beef, chicken, seafood, or wild game, as well as vegetables, soups, and stews. Gently rub the seasoning into the meat, covering all areas thoroughly. For optimal results, apply the rub to the meat several hours or overnight before cooking. This allows the seasoning to seep into the meat and seal in the natural juices and flavor during cooking.
This blend's spiciness and heat complement fresh and flavorful salads and dressings, particularly when paired with cream-based recipes. Mix a dash of this seasoning with olive oil, avocado oil, Greek yogurt, etc., to create divine salad dressing or vinaigrette. Additionally, this seasoning can be paired with chicken salad, egg salad, or cooked macaroni salad recipes.