Marinades are great for some flavors, but the real flavor comes from a rub. The careful combination of spices will create an explosion of flavor in your mouth, allowing you to enjoy succulent flavor that will have you looking forward to the next grilling session. When the rub is just right, it will complement the natural flavor of the meat and take it from ordinary to incredible.
Creating the perfect rub for your tastes and favorite cut of meat will take some experimentation. Trial and error is a natural part of any great rub recipe, so you shouldn’t be afraid to try new flavors and spices. Get creative with the seasonings you use by taking a standard spice and then choosing another version of it. Examples would be replacing regular sugar with Turbinado or brown sugar. Plain salt can be replaced with kosher salt or sea salt.