Marinade, Sauces, Rubs n Seasoning
Ya mon! Sometimes when the weather starts to get you down, it is time to heat up your BBQ with some Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Rasta style! Nantucket Off-Shore Rasta Rub is an easy way to get the party going with a simple recipe.
2 Tablespoons Rasta Rub
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice of one lime.
1 LBS Peeled and de-veined shrimp or 1# boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Cilantro
- Mix olive oil and lime juice in a bowl.
- Toss Shrimp or chicken in and coat with the mixture.
- Add Rasta Rub and cilantro, toss again to until coated evenly.
- Let marinate for up to 20 minutes.
- Grill shrimp over medium direct heat until cooked thoroughly (5-10 Min for Shrimp, 15-20 Min for Chicken)
Serve over Pasta or with Red Beans and Rice.
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John Willingham’s Original Mild Rub or W’ham Seasoning as they call it in Memphis is one of our best selling BBQ spice rubs. We know why, it is just incredible. Willingham’s Original Mild has been my go to spice rub on ribs, pork chops and pork butts for my formidable years and is one of my favorites.
We Paired Willingham’s Original Mild Spice Rub with the Grill Friends Stainless Steel Rub Shaker so that you can have the best of both words and a really nice reusable shaker to make your own spice rubs or fill it with Mike Mills Magic Dust or John Willinghams W’ham!
Here are some Willingham’s W’ham Seasoning and Sweet and Sassy Sauce Tips:
- Split all beef or kosher hot dogs and sprinkle W’ham seasoning and then throw them on the grill under medium heat and let them cook low and slow.
- Add Willingham seasoning to your vinegar and oil dressing or other salad dressings or just sprinkle on top of you favorite salad for some added flavor.
- Sprinkle W’ham on tomatoes, cucumbers, or other vegis & allow to marinate
- Great on fresh apple slices
- Sprinkle and rub Willingham’s seasoning on Ribs, Chicken, Fish, Ham, Chops, Beef or Pork Roasts before oven baking, broiling, grilling or smoking.
Recipe for Willingham’s Meatloaf
Mix up your favorite meatloaf recipe.
Mix Willingham’s Mild or Willinghams Cajun spice rub with some tomato sauce.
In the last 10 minutes of baking, grilling or smoking your meatloaf, using the Grill Friends Silicone Angled Brush, apply a small amount of the BBQ sauce and W’ham mix over the meatloaf.
After it comes out of the oven do a 2nd light coating, let it cool and serve it hot.
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Since our good friend and mentor Elizabeth Karmel first introduced me to Willinghams Wham Seasoning, my life has never been the same. I used to work at a butcher shop as a kid, and there was nothing that couldn’t be seasoned better then with salt, pepper and garlic powder. People used to rave about my hamburgers just because I throw Lawry’s season salt on them and they never tasted better.
So I feel like I owe it to the Backyard BBQ Community, to share with you the secret of the “Spice Rub“. Karmel’s new book Soaked Slathered and Seasoned highlights the art of making things taste good and if everyone could see how easy it is, the world could be a happier, spicier place! Here are a couple of my favorite spice rubs because they are so darn good.
Spice rub is any mixture of ground spices that is made for the purpose of being rubbed on raw food before the food is cooked. The spice rub forms a coat on the food. The food can be marinated in the spice rub for some time for the flavors to incorporate into the food or it can be cooked immediately after it is coated in the rub. The spices are usually coarsely ground. In addition to spices, salt and sugar may be added to the rub, the salt for flavor and the sugar for caramelization.
Wilingham’s Original Mild Spice Rub is one of the very best, all around spice rubs that I have found. We recently started to sell the Willingham’s Cajun Hot Seasoning and although it is supposed to be hotter, I find that both rubs have a nice kick to them. The original Wham is fantastic on pork chops, baby back ribs and pulled pork butts. It has a great taste to it that really compliments the pork. We have also used Willingham’s spice rub on chicken breasts, boneless and bone in and it really gives a great bbq base flavor to the food. Rub this on a few hours before cooking, put it in the fridge until cooking time and you will form a great marinade on the top.
We recently added Plowboys BBQ Bovine Bold Spice Rub and Plowboys BBQ Yardbird Spice Rub to our store to expand upon the world of spice rubs that we carry. So we put it to the test this past week and put some Plowboys BBQ Yardbird on the chicken and pork chops and we made some chicken with the Bovine Bold on it and both were fantastic. It is nice to see that these spice rubs work great on just about anything, but I must say that the Plowboys BBQ Yardbird on Pork Chops, rivaled the Willingham’s Wham! Use the same steps as above and make sure that you slow cook the meat, even on the grill so that it doesn’t dry out and the juice mixes with the spice rub.
Finally, if you only use one type of seasoning for your chicken for the rest of your life, make it Sarah’s Sea Salt Mediterranean Salt. It has the most delicious blend of spices, and on chicken it is tough to beat. We recommend a whole chicken, cooked on a Chicken Sitter Stand with some beer, wine or just plain old water poured inside the chicken sitter. Then wash the chicken in cold water, rub some olive oil on the skin and sprinkle the Sara’s Sea Mediterranean Salt all over the chicken. Place on your grill or smoker, with indirect heat for 45 minutes to an hour and you will end up with a crispy skinned, melt in your mouth meat chicken that is so tasty! Try the same with Nantucket Off Shore Renaissance Spice Rub and you will get the same result, just a little spicier version.
The fact is that with a few of these BBQ spice rubs in your kitchen, you can make any mean taste gourmet in just a few minutes. Life is too short not to season your meats, and grilling items, this is great on vegetables and even better on fish! So try a spice rub today and start to make your BBQ taste like the Pros.
What is your favorite rub?