Proper use of Paprika?..

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by bubba t, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. bubba t

    bubba t Fire Starter

    ...If I marinate beef rumps in my favorite recipe that does not include paprika, would it be ok to rub them with the parika AFTER they come out of the wet and just before they hit the grill?...would that be sufficient to help get the nice finish on the end product?. Isn't that part of of the Paprika is used for? [​IMG]
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use paprika in most of my smokes, and I have used it in a rub that sits overnight, and also at the last minute before the smoker. I must say in my experiences there isn't that much of a difference. What is more noticable to me is the chile powders, and other spices. Just my experiences, I would say to try both methods... it's all good.
  3. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    can you ever have too much paprika? Love the stuff...
  4. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Not a whole lot of flavor from paprika but it really helps the smoke ring.
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Paprika is a very useful spice, and sometimes mis-understood. It is made from ground up peppers of several varieties, depending on location.

    Hungarian paprika is regarded as the finest available,but Spanish smoked types bring other flavors not usually available in true Hungarian.

    Chicken paprikas is an excellent dish whos main flavoring ingredient is paprika. Good quality powder must be used, as cheaper inferior American types quickly show their flaws in this dish.

    Don't disregard your paprika! It's a big component of many rubs and sauces, and you should ALWAYS use the best! Try WILL notice the difference!

    For more reading:

    "The Mad Hunky"
  6. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What Richtee said.
    I really like a good smoked paprika.
    And remember, it is YOUR smoker and YOUR grub.
    Do what YOU like. You may not like what I like. [​IMG]
  7. wilson

    wilson Meat Mopper

    I use it :
    In every rub, in every cook, in almost every thing I cook ...........Like Vlap said,........................."can you ever have too much paprika?"
  8. bubba t

    bubba t Fire Starter

    ..Thanks guys!..I really appreciate you sharing your vast knowledge on this spice!
    Gotta get the Butts rubbed and wrapped before work....It is getting close to show time!!...
    See ya on the other side....

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