I've been playing around with this new rub and can't seem to find any meats that it isn't great with. I did pork spares last days off and we loved 'em! Smoked up 4lbs of Tilapia with a slight variation and they were really good as well.
So, this weekend I'll be trying it out on anything I can get my hands on. I have Pork Chops and boneless/skinless Chicken Thighs in the Smoke Vault as I type. For tonight's dinner, my wife wants bone-in Beef Rib Steaks, and they'll get the same treatment. I'll add links to any smokes I've done with this rub as soon as I can get them up.
This rub is so simple, yet the flavors are a mildly-spicy and sweet combination. I've used mesquite with it and cherry so far...great flavors either way. This just might be the all-around blend I've been looking for...if I could only have one dry rub, this is probably the one. I intend to find out much more before the end of this week-end.
Red Bell Pepper Rub
½ T Black Peppercorn, rough ground
4 T dried Red Bell Pepper, rough ground
2 T Kosher Salt
1 T dried chopped Onion, rough ground
1 T dried minced Garlic
Pre-grind ingredients of a double batch (from top left in CCW orientation): dried 3/8" red bell pepper; kosher salt; minced garlic; dried/chopped onion; black peppercorn:
After a rough grind of the red bell pepper, onion and peppercorn:
Tossed together and ready for some meat:
Links to smokes done with this rub will be added here, so keep checking:
Pork Spares: http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...ad.php?t=92283
Boneless/skinless Chicken Thighs:http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...threadid=92567
Beef Rib steak:http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...threadid=92599
BB's, St Louis & Butt:http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...threadid=92886
A variation to my Sweet Garlic & Pepper Chicken Sausage using a modified version of the above: http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...threadid=93239
T-Bones over a hot mesquite smoke with charcoal sear: http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...threadid=93293
Chuckie in the Vault: http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...threadid=93527
Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/94631/bacon-wrapped-loins-in-the-vault-q-view
Edited by forluvofsmoke - 5/25/10 at 8:46pm