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My So Called "Rub"

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Decided today to smoke one of the "bargain basement" shoulders I picked up a few weeks ago. I felt creative this morning and put this so called "rub" together. Here are the ingredients & quantities.

1-tbs Mrs. Dash Original (Salt Free)
1-tbs Granulated Garlic
1-tbs Chopped Chives (Freeze Dried)
1-tbs Sweet Basil
1-tsp Chile Powder
1-tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Malabar Pepper
1/2 tsp Ground Cummin
1/2 tsp Coriander Seed
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Ran all of the ingredients thru my coffee bean grinder. Gave it the moist finger taste test. Not to shabby for a 1st attempt. Made a double batch and I'm giving it a test run on the pork shoulder that's in the smoker now. Left out the salt on purpose.
post #2 of 15
No sugar?

Not much bark but should be flavorful.
post #3 of 15
Sounds like a good rub, can't wait to see how it turned out so I can add it to my to-do list.
I like that there is no salt in it. I don't really think you need much, if any, salt on lots of meats. Sure it may pull some of the moisture but for taste purposes if you can find a great blend it isn't needed.
Hell, all you truly need to season meat is smoke...Mmmmm...Smoked food.
post #4 of 15
Sounds good Mike. Please let us know how it tastes once it's done.
post #5 of 15
Interesting, waiting for Q VIEW and taste testing!
post #6 of 15
Thanks for posting ingredients.Be interested in bark myself.I dig that malabar.
post #7 of 15
Interesting Mikey, I'll be waiting for the taste test results.
post #8 of 15
Looks like a great combo to me! Low-salt, me, salt is highly over-rated!!!!!!! lol!!!!

Keep it cumn Mikey!

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

My So Called "Rub"

As far as "bark" is concerned, I wasn't. 4 1/2 hrs in and it's forming quite nicely on its own. My goal is consistency in the meat without hitting pieces of "bark". Reminds me of biting in to a burger and finding a piece of grissle the hard way. No thanks.
post #10 of 15
I'm sorry, your saying you don't like bark on your Q?
post #11 of 15
Sounds good, ain't but one way to find out if your going to like it.
post #12 of 15
Sounds good Mikey. To each their own. It's what you like, not anyone else.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
No need to be sorry. I don't mind the bark as long as it's not the consistency of pea gravel.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Just a note on the so called rub. It was subtle and yielded a nice bark to the shoulder. The only thing I would do is add more red pepper flakes to "kick" the heat up a bit. It's all about experimentation; in my opinion, nothing is cast in stone. You'll never know if something works unless you give it a shot. Happy Easter!
post #15 of 15
Good for you, bud! It is ALL about experimentation..... glad you shared this post. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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