BBQ Rubs and Marinades

Julie Miguel is a digital content producer with a specialization in food media as well as an active food blogger located in Toronto, Canada. The focus of her blog, Daily Tiramisu, is to empower home cooks to be fearless in the kitchen and she does this by taking traditionally difficult recipes and making them easier to execute.

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As the warm weather approaches our barbecues begin to come out from hiding and fill the neighbourhood

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with delectable aromas of smoked food.  I have been trying to get into the habit of writing ingredients down that I use while I cook (as I am the little bit of this, a dash of that type of cook).  That being said for rubs, and marinades you can do just that! Approximate measurements are fine.  Here are my go-to recipes for most meats  for the grill.
Dry Rub for Poultry
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tblsp chili powder
2 tblsp paprika
1 tblsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tblsp garlic powder
3 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper

Mix all together and smoother your poultry with as much or as little as desired.
Dry Rub for Pork

1 tblsp cumin
1 tbslp paprika
1 tbslp granulated garlic
1 tblsp granulated onion
1 tblsp chili powder
1 tblsp brown sugar
2 tblsp kosher salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp white pepper

Combine and rub over pork. (so good on ribs)
Marinade for Pork
2 tblsp dijon mustard
1 tsp sesame oil
3 garlic cloves minced
1 c maple syrup (not Aunt Jemima’s!)
Combine mustard, sesame oil, garlic, pepper, and maple syrup. Place pork in dish and coat. Cover and put in the frige overnight. On medium grill pork (oil grill) and use marinade for basting. With remaining sauce cook in sauce pan for 5 minutes and then cover on the cooked pork.
***Pork should be cooked until no longer pink in the middle so watch high temperatures as marinade will burn and your pork would be raw.

Dry Rub for Beef
1/4 cup smoked paprika
1/4 cup mild or medium chili powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt

Mix ingredients and coat beef.
Marinade for Beef

1 c red wine

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2 tblsp soy sauce
1 tblsp sesame oil
1 tbsp basil (dried)
1 tblsp oregano (dried)
1 crushed bay leaf
2 garlic cloves minced
1 lemon sliced
In a glass bowl mix red wine, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Put beef in the mixture, and season with basil, oregano, bay leaf, and garlic powder. Place lemon slices over the beef. Cover, and place in the frige for 25 minutes, turning once, and grill.
Dry Rub for Seafood
1 tsp dill weed dried
1 tsp mustard powder
1½ tsp celery salt
1½ tsp curry powder
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp tarragon leaves, dried
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp lemon pepper
2 tsp thyme dried
2½ tsp kosher salt
3 tsp paprika
3 tsp turbinado sugar
4 tsp garlic powder
Mix ingredients all together and coat fish evenly.
***note: you may be thinking, “I don’t have these spices and do not want to a full bag or jar of them at the grocers.  I purchase mine at a bulk store and place them in mason jars to keep fresh. WAY more cost effective and you only need to buy the quantity you need.
We hope you find these a great start to your bbq season. We would also love to know your favourite rubs and marinades! Send them our way to add to our collection. Happy Grilling!!!
With love;
The Daily Tiramisu

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