Knox's Cracked Pepper
Dry Rub Meat Seasoning
Our Cracked Pepper seasoning is derived from a traditional Brazilian preparation
of grilling meat called Churrasco. We had the opportunity
to taste home made Churrasco in Botiva, Brazil many years
ago and luckily wrote down a recipe. We were told traditional
Churrasco could be as simple as packing meat in salt before
grilling. More adventurous BBQ chef's balance aromatic
herbs and intensely flavorful spices to bring out the natural
flavor of beef. Our recipe follows this line of thought, well balanced,
flavorful and aromatic.
A Brazilian dry rub beef seasoning that is fit
for steak and other choice cuts of meat. Knox's cracked
pepper barbecue dry rub is an excellent all around condiment that
could replace your table ground pepper. Our cracked pepper dry rub is great in mashed potatoes
or even to season sausage gravy. Also available in gift baskets and gift sets, click here.
Cracked black pepper is a culinary standard for prime cuts
of meat all over the world as well as throughout history.
Black pepper begins to show up in recorded history about
327 B.C., and quickly becomes a local favorite for its spicy earthy flavor.
pepper dry rub is a superior seasoning and excellent for seasoning steak by applying directly or creating marinades
with a gourmet flair. Our blend of quality black pepper
and other herbs and spices adds an aromatic, peppery flavor to meats. Complimentary flavors and aroma enhances the
natural tastiness of steak and other cuts of beef including hamburger.
Do you typically buy seasonings and they
are full of salt? Or contain some chemical you have no idea what it is? Our dry rubs are NOT mostly salt and contain no chemical additives. Just a natural blend of tasty seasoning perfectly balanced for grilled and barbecue beef, pork or chicken. We have always felt that salt is cheap, if you really like salt, add your own salt.
How to use Knox's Cracked Pepper dry rub
Sprinkle liberal amounts of Knox's Cracked Pepper dry rub
seasoning over buttered or oiled meat and massage. Rubbing infuses the flavors directly
into the surface and helps release the flavor of the dry rub.
For easy clean up, place meat and cracked pepper seasoning in a zip lock bag. Rub
into meat from the outside of the bag.
If you are going to use a meat hammer
to tenderize your steak, sprinkle dry rub on prior to tenderizing.
Rub by hand after you have finished. Apply several hours before grilling and refrigerated until
ready or directly before barbecuing.
Wet Cracked Pepper Rub - Steak Marinades
Mixing Knox's Cracked Pepper rub with oil, melted butter or citrus is an excellent way to personalize a wet
rub or marinade to be used on a brisket, roast or whole poultry. Mix Knox's
Cracked Pepper dry rub with a couple of tablespoons of melted
butter, extra virgin olive oil or your favorite steak sauce
to make succulent steak marinades. Also a peppery condiment
for potatoes and salad.
• 1/2 stick melted butter or 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/2
cup *citrus juice for chicken and pork).
• 1 tablespoon Knox's Cracked Pepper rub
For the citrus juice we prefer 50% orange juice - 50% lemon juice. But feel
free to experiment with whatever you like. Different types
of oil can also make your wet rub deliciously unique with our dry rub. A
teaspoon of toasted sesame seed oil or chili oil can add
depth to the flavor and personalize your wet rub. Mixtures
of oil and citrus, such as 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon
of chili oil and 1 tablespoon of cracked pepper dry rub also
creates an equally delicious marinade.
Photo by Jenny, Chicago, IL 2005 (original packaging)
Mix together melted butter or oil and Knox's cracked pepper dry rub.
Spoon over steak, chicken or pork and rub into surface or
place contents in a zip lock bag and massage by hand for easy clean up. If you use
butter, make sure butter is melted but not hot.
BBQ or grill immediately or place in refrigerator until ready
Knox's cracked pepper dry rub can also be used as a sprinkle
to spice up salads.
A brief history of Cracked Pepper
Salt and pepper have been used hand in hand throughout
recorded history. We have known this as Brazilian BBQ,
where you take a roast, pack it with cracked pepper and
salt and slowly grill it is a long standing traditional preparation and is found all over the world.
Possibly the oldest and most commonly used spice in the
world. Black pepper begins to surface in history around 327 B.C.
from India, probably from some unscrupulous invader. Black pepper was used
to pay ransoms (3000 pounds of pepper for Rome) and at times
worth its weight in gold (1488 A.D.). The only history we
can provide for the first human to use cracked black pepper
and salt as a dry rub is that they enjoyed grilling out.
Cracked pepper has many culinary uses, from salad to steak
and every possible combination in between. Black pepper
is found in almost every cuisine on our planet and highly
prized for the mildly spicy flavor and aroma. You will find
it in dry rubs as well as pickling spices and seafood boils.
Knox's Cracked Pepper dry rub uses high quality black peppercorns,
herbs ,spices and gourmet mill grind sea salt. Quality salt
aids in bonding with the fats in meat to retain the natural
moistness. Aromatic herbs finish our Cracked Pepper dry
rub as a well rounded aromatic and flavorful spice blend
perfect for choice cuts of meat. Cracked Pepper dry rub, at your service.
Also See: Cracked
Pepper Dressing and our Gift Baskets.