If you are new to grilling and barbecuing, here are some tips to help make sure you are getting the most out of your rub!
There are basically 3 ways to use rubs or seasonings for barbecue
- Use it as a seasoning - Sprinkle it on top and grill right away
- Massage it into the meat - “Rub” it in for more flavor
- Use as a marinade - apply the rub several hours or days before to allow the flavor to penetrate the meat
How Much Rub To Use:
For starters, figure on 2 to 4 teaspoons of rub per pound of meat, poultry, or fish. Adjust based on your taste preference.
Beginners Guide For Timing:
- Very small foods, like shrimp, 10-20 minutes before cooking
- Thin cuts of single serve portions of meat, like chicken breast, 30-60 minutes before cooking
- Large or tough cuts, like ribs and whole chickens, 4 hours to overnight
- Very large or tough cuts, like briskets and pork shoulders, overnight to 24 hours
Once you become a backyard pitmaster, you can experiment and find out what method you like best. That’s the best part!