Alternatives for Mustard as a base for a rub on ribs?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tubro, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. tubro

    tubro Newbie

    I hate mustard.  I know everyone says you can't taste it when you use it as a base for applying a rub to ribs but I can taste it.

    Any alternatives?

    Was thinking maybe honey or black strap molasses?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't use anything most of the time. IF I do its evoo.
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nothing here as well!
     
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    any oil will work
     
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  5. I never use anything, but sometimes wonder if I should try it to see if I am missing something.
     
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  6. Honestly you dont really need anything as a base. The rub will stay on without it
     
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  7. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You can skip it or use EVOO, or any other oil. 

    Smoke ON!
     

    -Jason
     
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  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    In any rub there are water soluble flavors and fat/oil soluble flavors. Mustard has water and oil in it so it works well. As above, nothing on the meat will let the water in the meat hold and dissolve rub flavor. Oil will help and bring fat soluble flavor to the party...JJ
     
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  9. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oil, honey, mustard, nothing... it all works.

    With honey, there is a risk of burning because of the sugar content in it.

    Oil, I don't use because there's already enough fat in the meat.

    Nothing... that works fine.

    Mustard, I just like the slightly different flavour profile it provides. 
     
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  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ive used mustard many times before. Honestly I couldn't taste it after the smoke.  But if you have a serious issue with the stuff , then I'll tell you for PORK using light molassis VERY sparingly works well as an adhesive for your rub. 

    Brian
     
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  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can try mayonnaise... it's an emulsion of oil, egg and lemon juice...
     
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  12. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just apply the rub, nothing else is needed.

    The rub applied to the ribs, the rub on the cutting board is from overspray that occurred as I applied the rub with a shaker top bottle, no mustard or oil will stop that-

     
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  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just don't use Honey...It has the lowest caramelization point of 230°F. If you smoke the meat at any higher a temp the Honey will burn...JJ
     
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  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All great answers above - just wondering what you decided and how did it turn out????[​IMG]

    DS
     
  15. Yep  lots of answers. Use anything or nothing ?   Mustard just helps the rub stick, you don't get any mustard flavor what so ever., You don't like it don't use it.

    Gary
     
  16. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    EVOO or peanut oil would work... I'll do either of these as well as mustard occasionally just to change things up a little ! Usually, it's nothing though !
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The heart lady told me I should use mayo. I have used it and it works great to bake or grill with thereby allowing you to remove the skin and maintain a moist meat without adding any flavor. I can't imagine why it wouldn't hold your rub like a champ. Normally I am like the guys above, I don't use a base, just  my spices.
     
  18. I wouldnt recommend using peanut oil though if cooking for a community event. Ive seen someone do that with baked goods and someone with a peanut allergy didnt know and needed an epi pen and ambulance
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was simply answering the O.P. question.... "Alternatives for mustard for a base for rub on ribs".
     
  20. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My understanding is that the typical peanut oil is refined and has no effect on someone with peanut allergies.
     

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