Monday, May 23, 2011

Steven Raichlen's BASIC BARBECUE RUB


Summer is upon us!  My husband went out yesterday and picked up a new gas Weber Grill and Smoker!

BUT BEFORE YOU TELL ME HOW NICE IT IS...TAKE NOTE: these pictures are of Pork Spare Ribs being cooked on our good Ol' hard working Weber Charcoal Grill!  (About 5 yrs. old now and still kickin'!) 

Husband calls it, "Our Old Work Horse!"


1. Brown Sugar
2. Sweet Paprika

3. Black pepper
4. Coarse Salt
5. Hickory Smoked Salt (or more Coarse Salt)
6. Garlic Powder
7. Onion Powder
8. Celery Seed
9. Cayenne Pepper


Hard to Break Old Habits...

here is Steven Raichlen's,  BASIC BARBECUE RUB recipe, out of his "Barbecue Bible Cookbook, "How to Grill" p.441 (photos show the recipe DOUBLED!)

1/4 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Sweet Paprika
3 T. Black pepper
3 T. Coarse Salt
1 T. Hickory Smoked Salt or more coarse salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons celery seeds
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Click here to see the finished product!



raquel.erecipe said...

wow your summer is just beginning here in my place it is in the end and rainy days are not on the way...barbecue is fun every summer we also do some picnic outing and mostly we never forget barbecue...have fun on your summer.

chow and chatter said...

w0w awesome marinade

Joanne said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the smoker! Can't wait to see what you cook with it! And that rub sounds rockstar.

Marc van der Wouw said...

It's my favorite rub too,love all the rubs from Steven Raichlen....By the way, my old workhorse is 10 years old and still doing the job...;-)

Nuts about food said...

With that rub I think I already know the result.

Clint said...

Uh huh. You have my attention!

We love our ribs---usually use a sauce, but a good dry rub is a wonderful change of pace. Bon appetit!

Nicole said...

Webers last a long time. oh I'm jealous! one of the pitfalls of apartment living..... i miss my back yard. Those ribs are gonna ROCK!

Lea Ann said...

I love our Weber charcoal grill. And we too bought a new Weber gas grill last summer. Love having both. Those ribs look wonderful.

Unknown said...

Raichlen is quite the bbqing god!! I do love this rub.. it is so very very good!!!

Jess @ polka dots, Paris and paint said...

I had never thought to make my own rubs-silly me! This one looks so much better than those store bought dealies.

Linda said...

Great color and nice and simple combination for the rub! The rib rack is very interesting, what a great idea to grill ribs on!