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Elevate your grilled feast with BBQ rubs and sauces

BBQ rubs and BBQ sauces are the perfect pre and post-grill additions to make your grilled meats and veggies taste even better! Learn how to pair rubs, sauces, and grilled goodies to create the perfect feast.

Elevate your grilled feast with BBQ rubs and sauces

BBQ rubs and BBQ sauces are the perfect pre and post-grill additions to make your grilled meats and veggies taste even better! Learn how to pair rubs, sauces, and grilled goodies to create the perfect feast.

We hope your summer BBQ spirit is still going strong with autumn just around the corner. We’ve got the perfect present to commemorate the end of summer—we’re dropping some knowledge for you to throw one last perfect summer grilled feast with your friends and family!

BBQ rubs and sauces are probably the best combination for a flavourful grilled dish. BBQ rubs give that rush of flavour pre-grill, and post-grill barbecue sauce can be used to complement and elevate these flavours for a truly magical culinary experience.

However, striking that balance of flavour is no easy feat, and that’s what we’re here for! Read on to explore how to incorporate the different flavour profiles of BBQ rubs and sauces into your grilled dishes and balance flavours for a delicious BBQ experience.

hope your summer BBQ spirit

We hope your summer BBQ spirit is still going strong with autumn just around the corner. We’ve got the perfect present to commemorate the end of summer—we’re dropping some knowledge for you to throw one last perfect summer grilled feast with your friends and family!

BBQ rubs and sauces are probably the best combination for a flavourful grilled dish. BBQ rubs give that rush of flavour pre-grill, and post-grill barbecue sauce can be used to complement and elevate these flavours for a truly magical culinary experience.

However, striking that balance of flavour is no easy feat, and that’s what we’re here for! Read on to explore how to incorporate the different flavour profiles of BBQ rubs and sauces into your grilled dishes and balance flavours for a delicious BBQ experience.

hope your summer BBQ spirit

Achieving the flavour profile you need

The BBQ sauces and rubs you should use in your BBQ session are entirely dependent on the flavour profiles you’re going for.

Here’s what each of these flavour profiles offers the palate, alongside the ingredients you should be on the lookout for when buying rubs and sauces to achieve the flavour profiles you need.

Achieving the flavour profile you need

The BBQ sauces and rubs you should use in your BBQ session are entirely dependent on the flavour profiles you’re going for.

Here’s what each of these flavour profiles offers the palate, alongside the ingredients you should be on the lookout for when buying rubs and sauces to achieve the flavour profiles you need.

Smoky

The classic taste of BBQ—smoky tastes add a layer of depth and complexity to the meat. Look for ingredients like smoked paprika or chipotle peppers in rubs and sauces.

Sweet

The best choice to opt for if you want to balance out the heat from spices. Look for ingredients like sugar, honey, maple syrup, or molasses in rubs and sauces.

Spicy

For those craving bold and adventurous flavours, spice is the best. Look for ingredients like cayenne pepper and chilli pepper in rubs and sauces.

Tangy

Give a zesty, refreshing feel to the richness of grilled meat. Look for ingredients like vinegar or citrus juices in rubs and sauces.

Savoury

An umami mouthfeel for a more complex and satisfying taste. Look for herb and spice ingredients like garlic, onion, thyme, and rosemary in rubs and sauces.

Fruity

For those craving a tropical flavour in their grilled goodies. Look for ingredients like fruit juices, zest, or even puréed fruits like pineapple or peach in rubs and sauces.

Earthy

Create a complex and intriguing flavour profile with subtle earthiness. Look for ingredients like coffee, cocoa, or smoked spices in rubs and sauces.

Depending on where the rubs and sauces you buy are made, the specific ingredients and proportions used may vary due to regional traditions or personal preferences.

Experiment with different flavour profiles to create new and unique BBQ dishes that you and your friends and family would love!

Depending on where the rubs and sauces you buy are made, the specific ingredients and proportions used may vary due to regional traditions or personal preferences.

Experiment with different flavour profiles to create new and unique BBQ dishes that you and your friends and family would love!

Balancing BBQ rubs and sauces with grilled goodies

Here are some ideas for you to pair your BBQ rubs and sauces with specific grilled goodies to create a great-tasting BBQ offering.

Balancing BBQ rubs and sauces with grilled goodies

Here are some ideas for you to pair your BBQ rubs and sauces with specific grilled goodies to create a great-tasting BBQ offering.

For chicken

For chicken

BBQ rub: Opt for a sweet rub that will enhance the mild flavour of the chicken. Sweet rubs form a nice caramelised layer around the meat, offering a hint of sweetness.

BBQ sauce: To complement the sweet taste, opt for a tangy, vinegary sauce that complements the lean and tender nature of chicken.

For pork

For pork

BBQ rub: Opt for a sweet and smoky rub to bring out the richness of pork. The sweetness helps balance the natural savoury notes of pork.

BBQ sauce: To complement the sweet and smoky taste, opt for the classic, sweet and spicy BBQ sauce that brings perfect balance to the dish.

For beef

For beef

BBQ rub: Opt for a good, balanced barbecue dry rub that can enhance the natural taste of beef. A smoky dry rub that is rich in salt can complement the richness of beef beautifully.

BBQ sauce: To complement the rich taste of beef, opt for a bold sauce that provides a decent amount of umami and savoury notes.

For seafood

for seafood

BBQ rub: Opt for a lighter rub that provides fresh, zesty tastes with a hint of heat. This will perfectly complement the delicate flavours of seafood.

BBQ sauce: To complement these intricate flavours, opt for a citrus-based BBQ sauce that can provide a nice contrast to seafood’s natural sweetness.

For veggies

BBQ rub: Opt for a versatile rub that includes ingredients like smoked paprika, garlic, and dried herbs to enhance the smoky flavours of grilled veggies.

BBQ sauce: To complement this smoky, zesty flavour, opt for a tangy BBQ sauce that can add a layer of depth and richness.

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Are you excited to put together the best BBQ feast you’ve ever cooked up with some great BBQ spice rubs and sauces? We bet you are!

If you are looking for the best-selling BBQ goodies on this side of the world, we’ve got you covered.

BBQ Gourmet’s extensive catalogue of BBQ rubs, seasonings, sauces, and accessories is sure to house the goodies that tickle your fancy. What’s more, we offer delivery all across Europe!

Shop anything and everything BBQ at BBQ Gourmet.

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