Backyard BBQ: A Few of Our Favorite Flavors for Grilling

Grilling season is upon us and with it comes an opportunity to try new flavors, techniques and all around kick up your grill-game. To help you get there and make this summer the tastiest one yet, we've put together a few of our favorite grilling flavors with reviews from some seriously flavor-savvy customers.

Sweet Pecan Rub

Sweet Pecan Rub ranks among our top three grilling blends. There are some Sweet Pecan lovers out there, we should know, we're some of them!

Pecan smoke combines with the savory flavors of garlic, onion and a little spice, with some sweetness thrown in, making it a perfect compliment to pork. But this rub doesn't only favor pork. Try it on chicken or even baked beans for a kick of flavor.

Our customer Arnold says, “This rub is the perfect marriage of sweet and spice with the slight hint of pecan. It is just as good on white meat as it is on reds. When used on a smoker, the pecan flavor really comes to life blending perfectly with the sugars.”

Recipe to Try: Sweet Pecan Pork Tenderloin

Coffee BBQ Rub

Another customer favorite, this blend combines the rich, earthiness of Oaxacan Coffee with the sweetness of raw sugar and the savory flavors of garlic and onion -all together in a one rub!

Our customer Marsha says, “Rubbed on pork tenderloin and then refrigerated for a couple of hours. Then cooked on the grill. Delicious!”

Recipe to Try:Slow Cooker Coffee BBQ Fig Short Ribs

Hunter’s Game Rub

An excellent combination of flavors for venison, fowl, pork and steaks, Hunter's Game Rub is a must for an outdoorsman's kitchen. Coat your meat with this rub and place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours prior to cooking or grilling.

Our customer Andrew says, “This rub is outstanding on Speckle Belly Geese! Haven't had anything better to season goose or duck.”

Smoked Applewood Sea Salt

This flaky sea salt is naturally smoked over Yakima Valley Applewood, a popular fruit wood for smoking. This salt has a subtle fruit wood flavor mild enough for fish, shellfish and poultry. And is excellent for curing ham or bacon.

Our customer Sharon says, “I use it when I am cooking outdoors to enhance the flavor of whatever it is I am fixing. It is super on green beans when you want to spare the calories and forego the bacon fat. I have not had a bad comment when I use this salt!”

Recipe to Try:Applewood Smoked Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Louisiana Barbecue Sauce

Do you watch TV? How about the Food Network? If so, chances are you've seen Baton Rouge local, food blogger and grill man, Jay Ducote competing on the new season of Food Network Star.

We're big fans of Jay and once you try his delicious handcrafted Louisiana Barbecue Sauce, you will be too!

Our customer Brenda says, "Jay has a winner with his new Barbecue Sauce! I especially like the 'flask' style bottle, which makes it a clever gift for Californians who rarely get good Barbecue Sauce! Can't wait to see what Jay cooks up next!"

What are your favorite flavors for grilling? Share in the comments!

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