Finally, I wrote one down!

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Jul 2, 2007
Lakewood, CO
I'm really big into raiding my spice cabinet and throwing a rub together. What I haven't been big on is writing the recipe down so I can make it agiain/modify it. Now, for the first time, I finally wrote one down and it was pretty darned great! So far, I've used it on a fatty (see my fatty wellington post) and a brisket (see brisket & abt's). Give it a try, tell me how I can make it better or if it's just amazing as is. It's a pretty basic rub, but, then again, I'm a beginner at devloping recipes.

Brennan's BBQ rub

4T Brown sugar (packed of course, when isnt it?)
1/2T Salt
1/2T Celery Salt
1t Old Bay
1t Onion Powder
1t Garlic Powder
1/4t Cayanne Pepper
1t New Mexico Red chili pepper
1t Cumin

You might try adding an equal amount of fresh ground corriander seeds to compliment the cumin. Alos try testing/tasting using Ancho chile powder or Ground Chipotle chile powder, and there again there are the Chimayo mild/hot chile powders. I have a lot of compliments using sweet smoked Spanish paprika. Nuff said!
I'll have to give that a try. Not sure where I'll find all that stuff...Maybe a Vons around here may have it...It's not like I have a narrow selection of local grocers.
Sounds good. Rubs are great to play with. I like to just spinkle sometimes myself but I line up the stuff just in case it's a real winner!
Brennan let me congratulate you on having the first recipe to be copied after my hard drive crashed... gotta luv it... Thanks man I'll give it a try sometime

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Did the ability to remember you rub or think to write it down have anything to do with sobriety, i useally come up with my best rubs and sauce when i'm 3/4 chithammerd, my neibghor guy trys to slow me down enough to write down what i'm doing so we can duplicate/alter for the next cook. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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