Dry Rubs for Pork Spareribs

Corky’s Style Rub

1 tsp cayenne 3 tbsp kosher salt 3 tbsp course ground pepper 2 tbsp dried thyme 2 tbsp marjoram 6 tbsp cumin 4 tbsp allspice 6 tbsp paprika 2 tbsp garlic powder 4 tsp celery salt 4 tbsp chili powder

Memphis Style Rub

4 tsp paprika 2 tsp salt 2 tsp onion […]

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Rotisserie Chicken

This is really good: juicy, tender chicken with great flavor, and although preparation requires planning ahead, it really isn’t any work at all.

Ditalini carvine our rotisserie chicken

As previously noted, Ditalini bought me an electric rotisserie for the new gas grill, and I used it for the first time today. Friends recommended brining […]

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Another Rotisserie Chicken

Ditalini was going to the store this morning, so I asked her to pick up a chicken. She came home with a free range organic fryer that cost three times as much as the typical factory chicken, but we felt better about eating it — can you tell we watched Food, Inc. the other night?

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First Use

I bought Ditalini allowed me to buy an electric rotisserie for the new Weber gas grill, and I’ve been looking around for something to use it on. Friends recommended I brine and rub a chicken, then cook it on the spit, so that’s what I’m doing.

The chicken is in the brine (3/4 cups kosher […]

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Smoked Beef Brisket, Redux

What is this “redux?” I blogged about preparing and smoking beef brisket once before, but am doing things differently this time around. Ditalini and I hate fat, so I cut away a lot of the fat you’d normally leave on the top side of a brisket. Mindful that the fat is necessary in keeping the […]

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Crouton’s Easy Dry-Rubbed Ribs

Ingredients

pork spareribs (St Louis style or baby back) dry rub (Corky’s, Rendevous, or home made) barbecue sauce (whatever kind you like)

Directions

With this recipe, you basically prepare and cook the ribs first, then finish them off on a gas or charcoal-fired grill.

Leave ribs as they come from the package, in […]

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Dry Rub (Poultry)

First, a caution: I haven’t used this rub recipe yet. A friend sent it to me, and I will use it . . . anyway:

ground expresso cayenne pepper paprika sugar salt pepper

Mix equal parts expresso & cayenne, half as much paprika & sugar, salt & pepper to taste. Rub chicken inside and out.

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Dry Rubs for Beef

Dry rub for beef brisket:

This is the basic dry rub I use to coat beef brisket before smoking:

3 parts brown sugar slightly less than 1 part kosher salt 1 part chili powder 1 part pepper 1/3 part garlic powder

I use 1/2 cup as 1 part, so this mixture makes a little more […]

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Crouton’s Smoked Pork Spareribs

Ditalini and I love pork spareribs. Full slab, St. Louis style, Kansas City style, baby back, they’re all good. In an earlier entry, I offered an easy recipe for dry-rubbed baby back ribs that are first cooked in the oven and then finished off on the barbecue grill. This time I’ll describe something a bit […]

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Smoked Beef Brisket

Ingredients

3-5 lb brisket of beef brown sugar kosher salt chili powder black pepper garlic powder

Directions

Prepare dry rub: 3 parts brown sugar, slightly less than 1 part kosher salt, 1 part chili powder, 1 part pepper, and 1/3 part garlic powder. Coat brisket with dry rub mixture 24 hours before smoking, store in […]

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