Using Our New Sweet & Smoky BBQ Rub at Home

Sweet & Smokey BBQ Rub (AIP) was created by Executive Chef Ann Lotterhos in POTG Test Kitchen for you to use on those times you just feel like cooking. This incredibly complex, down-home BBQ rub is full of familiar flavor without any non-AIP ingredients. Organic and fully AIP compliant this new seasoning will make life easier for you, and your food taste great! We put together some basic guidelines for you to follow when cooking with it. 

Cooking a Whole Chicken

Using our Sweet and Smokey BBQ Rub can help you get dinner on the table in a hurry. Want to cook a whole chicken? Rub the chicken with some olive oil then sprinkle liberally with the rub, preheat oven to 375, and place chicken in roasting pan and bake in the 375 oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the internal temperature at the thickest part of the chicken breast reaches 165.

Sweet and Smokey BBQ Wings

Toss the wings with some olive oil then sprinkle liberally with the rub, preheat oven to 400.  Spread wings out on a greased baking tray and bake in oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.  They should register a minimum of 165 internal temperature.

Tastes Great on Pork Ribs

On the back of the ribs will be a very thin but very tough membrane that you must remove. Use a knife to pry up a corner of the membrane, then I just pull it down the entire length of the ribs. Once the membrane is removed, put the dry rub all over the ribs (both sides) and rub it in. The meat will take on some of the colors in the dry rub and look a little reddish. Wrap the ribs in some heavy duty tin foil. Preheat oven to 250 F.  Place the ribs wrapped securely in tin foil onto a cookie sheet and place them in the oven. cook for 2 1/2 hours. Pull them out and open the tin foil completely. Crank up the heat to 350 and put the ribs back in the oven with the tin foil open. After half an hour, they’re done.

Shrimp and Other Seafood

Toss the shrimp in olive oil and sprinkle with the rub.  Cook them in a hot skillet or on a barbecue grill turning once until they are cooked through (155F internal temperature).

To use the rub on fish, sprinkle the rub liberally on one side. Preheat oven to 350 F. Put a little oil in a heavy oven safe skillet, put the skillet over a medium high flame and get it hot.  Sear the fish in the pan, rub side down, then turn the fish once and place the skillet in the oven to finish the cooking process. It will vary depending upon the density and thickness of the fish.  Check it after a few minutes with a thermometer. It will be ready at 155 internal temperature.