A simple rub but big on flavor, If possible marinate meat for 24 hours before cooking this will allow the rub to permeate into the meat, the cayenne pepper is only optional you may adjust the cayenne to suit your heat level, if you are not a garlic-lover then reduce amount or omit completely.
This is a really good spicy barbecue dry rub. I use it mostly on wings that I marinate 24+/- hours in the fridge, but have also used it on short ribs, too. It is really good, makes a lot. Use 2 tbs or so on 15 or so wings.
There are a lot of different recipe combinations for dry rubs, this is one that I really like the best, and have been using quite often lately. Rub on your meat and refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor.
I adapted this recipe from several sources. I use this to deep fry our turkey. I have also used it when grilling steaks, chicken and fish. It stores well in an airtight container. My friends and family really like it.
This is a dry rub I've experimented with for a while. I put this on a couple racks of Pork ribs, marinaded overnight then cooked slow in my smoker. Wow did they turn out great! Wife and kids loved them. I put a homemade BBQ sauce on one rack and none on the other. Both were great but I think the one without sauce was better.
Though this was cooked in a smoker, it could also be done in the oven or BBQ.
None of the pork rub recipes I tried gave me the flavor I was going for. I decided to develop my own, and after countless tries, I finally fine-tuned my recipe to one I love. This works well for ribs, pulled-pork, pork chops, etc. It makes enough for several racks of ribs or pork butts. This is a spicy but not too hot recipe. If you want a bit more heat, add more cayenne pepper.Enjoy.
My ex's step-mother was a BOMB in the kitchen. For Thanksgiving she rubbed the turkey down with this before cooking. Talk about some good eatin! Prep time is quick, but passive time will depend on how large your bird is, so the 2 hours are a guess.
This recipe is adapted from Texas Home Cooking by Cheryl and Bill Jamison. Think of a dry rub as the dry form of a marinade, and the ingredients are not set in stone. Change them to suit your tastes and needs. Use on almost anything you are barbequing.
This makes about 3/4 cup of the most wonderful spice blend, I have used it many times in the past --- the amounts listed is enough to coat one large roasting chicken, 1 small turkey or 2-3 small whole fryer chickens, or 12-14 pieces of chicken, if you like lots of heat then increase the cayenne, you will love this! :)
If you like more heat then increase the cayenne to suit taste and If you are using this rub for pork shoulder or Boston butt I would recommend to use coarse ground black pepper and for ribs use the fine ground black pepper, make certain to rub the tarragon, rosemary and thyme herbs between fingers to release the flavor.