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The Best Grill Rubs

Grill rubs are a combination of spices and herbs that infuse flavor on food prior to grilling. Even the humblest blend of salt, pepper, and sugar can be enough to make food super tasty. Rubs made of fresh ingredients usually make the best ones. Add cayenne, paprika, tarragon, and other spices, and your grilling is at its best.

Making the best grill rub is establishing a taste. Maybe you like yours to come a little salty, maybe you like it sweet, or maybe you like something super peppery and spicy. If you're like me, you just want to keep it simple. Everyone has different tastes and I bow to that. 
For Best Results

Barbecue rubs are typically dry, although they can also be wet and paste-like. Measure and mix together herbs and spices in a small bowl then rub them onto pork, poultry, or fish. Do this a day before grilling to allow flavors to develop. For liquid rubs, most of the flavorings used are soluble oils which require a coating of the meat with a thin layer. The oil will help th…