Looking to maybe add something to my rubs

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by kboss714, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. kboss714

    kboss714 Fire Starter

    I have a different basic for each pork, chicken and a beef/steak. I'm looking to add something new to my rubs and I'm thinking of trying achiote powder or turmeric or maybe both. Does anyone use them and if so what flavor if any do they impart?
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Have used both. While A LOT of Achiote adds a mild earthy flavor, it is a very hard seed and even ground, can have a gritty mouth feel. Both are primarily used give food a bright Color. Achiote is Red on meat and being Fat soluble, turns oil, a deep Yellow/Orange. Turmeric adds a lighter Yellow color, also fat soluble, but not much flavor. Too much Turmeric tastes bitter. If you would like, Post or PM your recipes and I/we would be happy to offer suggestions. There are many combos of spices that give regional or international flavors. Describe what styles of food you like. Indian, Chinese, North African, lots of choices...JJ
     
  3. kboss714

    kboss714 Fire Starter

    I PMed you jimmy j
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I will check it out and get back to you tonight...JJ
     

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