bbq rubs online shopping today: If you think Texas, you should be thinking cattle. So clearly beef is the protein and of course beef brisket is king. Brisket is a crazy piece of meat that I both love and hate. This is because great brisket is amazing, anything less than great is, well, not very good. I find that most Texas style joints focus on mesquite or post oak wood and a tomato based sauce (if using a sauce at all). Beef seasoning can also be varied, but simple salt, pepper, and garlic (SPG) is common. As you get closer to the border of Mexico you may see other influences in the rub. Read additional info at barbecue grilling store.
While BBQ sauce might seem like the most important flavor component in your smoked or grilled meat meal, we’d like to nominate another contender in the MVP taste race: BBQ rubs. Since it’s often either the first ingredient applied (in other words, it has the most time to infuse every ounce of meat with flavor) or the last ingredient, the best BBQ rub recipes can make your meal stand out. Try these unique spice blends, our go-to homemade BBQ rub recipes, to take your meats to new levels of deliciousness.
Maple syrup tip of the day: The maple tree must be a least 10 inches in diameter and in good health before it can be tapped. It usually takes about forty years before a tree will reach tappable size. The hole is usually placed about waist high on the tree, and not near previous tapholes. Larger trees may take as many as three or four taps, but only if they are healthy. The sugarmaker has a feeling of respect for his trees and knows they must take care of this tree which provides for them. Trees that are in poor health or have been defoliated by insects are often tapped less, or not tapped at all. If proper tapping procedures are followed, tapping will not endanger the health and vitality of the tree. A healthy sugar maple can provide sap every year for a hundred years or more.
All balsamic vinegar is derived from a thousand year old process developed around the area of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy, which is why we will start our deep dive into balsamic here. As mentioned, traditional balsamic vinegar (a.k.a. “aceto balsamico tradizionale”) is made from “grape must” which is the juice from freshly pressed grapes. Grape must is the only ingredient in traditional balsamic vinegar. To conform with European Union standards, the grapes are required to be grown in the Modena and Reggio Emilia regions and are usually white Trebbiano and Lambrusco varieties. The grape must is boiled in huge cauldrons outdoors over open flame to reduce its volume and concentrate its sugars, and then it ferments and acidifies over time in wooden barrels.
A trifle is a dessert with layers of custard (or pudding) or whipped cream, fruit, and pound cake or sponge cake. My mom makes a version of this every year for Christmas, but she soaks her pound cake with brandy and also puts brandy in her whipped cream. We always joke with her that one bite of her trifle is like a shot of booze! Needless to say, we are very “happy” after dessert. Trifle is usually made in a big pedestal glass serving bowl so you can see all the pretty layers. But you can plate this any way you like! And this one will also have grilled angel food cake instead of pound cake for a warm, really rich and soft layer. Preheat the grill to medium. Lightly coat each slice of cake with the melted butter. (Be careful not to use too much butter as it may drip onto the coals etc. and cause flare-ups, burning the cake.) Grill the angel food cake on both sides until it has beautiful grill marks. This won’t take long. Build the trifle on a plate or glass bowl from the bottom up: cake, pudding, strawberries, cake, pudding, strawberries, whipped cream. Give a final drizzle of the Strawberry Sauce over the top.
Place ribs meat side up (or on their side if using a rack) in your smoker/grill. If your BBQ doesn’t have a water pan, it is suggested to place a pan of water or apple juice in with the ribs. Smoke for 3 hours at around 210-225 degrees. Regularly spray your ribs with apple juice to keep your ribs from drying out.Grill Users: During the first three hours, it is important to replenish your smoking tray with additional soaked smoking wood. Make sure to empty the spent wood chips first before replenishing. After the first 3 hours, remove your ribs from the smoker/grill. Take a sheet of aluminum foil and spray it with apple juice and place pats of butter in a row down the middle of the foil (optional). Place the ribs on the foil meat side down and wrap tightly making sure there are no leaks. Place the ribs back in your smoker and cook for another 2 hours. Note: There is no need to smoke with wood at this point in that your ribs have already soaked up as much smoke as they can, as well as the fact that the ribs are wrapped and smoke will not be able to penetrate the foil. Remove your wrapped ribs from the smoker, unwrap, and set back into the smoker meat side up. At this point you will want to glaze your ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce or marinade, both sides, and regularly flipping the ribs to make sure both sides are tacky and glazed. Do this for an additional hour or until the ribs are tender. Once the ribs are finished cooking, remove your ribs from your smoker/grill, wrap in foils and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Just like a great steak, this will allow the moisture to redistribute. Cut your ribs and serve!
When you shop for balsamic vinegar, whether in grocery stores or online, you will find a variety of products: Balsamic Vinegar (no mention of Modena on the label) – Balsamic vinegar for everyday use that may or may not come from Italy. If it doesn’t have the PGI label, it may still come from Italy and it may be labeled “Balsamic Condiment”. It may be good quality or it be imitation balsamic, which is just vinegar (no grape must) with added thickeners and sweeteners.
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