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Barbecue vs. Grill

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The major differences between barbecuing and grilling.

There’s BBQ, and there’s grilling. They are both performed outdoors, often on the same equipment, but they are very different things despite the terms being used interchangeably.

 

GRILLING.

This is what most people do in their backyards for dinner. This is also what most of us mean when we say “barbecue.” Grilling is cooking foods hot and fast (usually 500-550 degrees Fahrenheit, or higher). It is usually done over direct heat. Meats like steaks, pork chops, seafood, hamburgers, and hot dogs are great for grilling. Many vegetables and some fruits are also great cooked on the grill. Grilling is done over direct heat, where the flame (either gas or charcoal) is directly below the meat.

The Characteristics of Grilling.

Cooking time – Short, hot and fast. Five to fifteen minutes.

Cooking temperature – High temperatures, 500°F (260°C) or greater.

Cuts of Meat – Thin or ground cuts such as steak, burgers or chicken breast.

No Smoke – The meat is not on the grill long enough for smoke to impart much flavor.

BARBECUING.

Barbecuing is cooking foods low and slow. Barbecuing is usually used for cuts of meat like ribs, pork shoulder, beef brisket, or whole chickens or turkeys. These types of meats tend to be tougher, and need the low, slow heat of a barbecue (or a slow-cooker) in order to get them good and tender. Barbecued food is cooked over very low heat (usually 225 degrees Fahrenheit or lower) for a very long time (hours, or even all day long). Barbecuing is often done with indirect heat, where the heat source is connected to the chamber where the meat is held, but the meat is not directly over the flames like on a grill. Charcoal or wood are commonly used as the heat source for barbecue. Different types of wood give off different smoky flavors that the meat can absorb. The best barbecue chefs pride themselves on a very long cooking time to get the tenderest, most flavorful meat.

The Characteristics of Barbecue.

Cooking time – Long, low and slow. From four to twenty-four hours.

Cooking temperature – Low temperatures, about 225°F (107°C).

Cuts of Meat – Large, tough, fatty meats full of connective tissues such as ribs, shoulder, butts, and brisket.

Smoke – The key ingredient is smoke from aromatic wood like hickory or mesquite.

SAUCES, MARINADES, AND SPICES.

Don’t let the name fool you – barbecue sauce can be used with either barbecuing or grilling.

Barbecue sauce adds a sweet and spicy flavor to any meat or poultry. Because it usually contains sugar, it will burn above 350°F (177°C). Don’t add it until the last hour if you are barbecuing. Typically, you don’t add barbecue sauce at all when grilling because it will very quickly burn. However, you can add it during the last few minutes of cooking for a nice glaze.

Marinades are often used for foods that will be grilled. The meat (or veggies or fruits) soak in a marinade for anywhere from one hour to overnight. The meat absorbs the flavors and some of the liquid from the marinade. The marinade is discarded, and the meat is cooked (hot and fast) on the grill, resulting in a very juicy, flavorful meal.

With most grilled meats we want to avoid wet marinades as the moisture prevents browning, especially the grill marks that are a commonly loved sign of a perfectly grilled piece of meat. Remember, browning isn’t just a sign of having been cooked– due to the reaction of proteins and sugars caramelizing, it’s an added layer of flavor. We want this, and wet marinades can prevent it..

Spices can be used in either cooking method. Many barbecued foods are treated with a dry rub of spices before they are cooked. This method can also be used for grilling, or simply shake on your favorite seasonings (or even just a bit of salt and pepper) for some more flavor before putting the meat on the grill..

You’ll find stronger seasonings, both wet or dry, for barbecue compared to grilling. The long cooking time allows the flavors to work their way into the meat, while the lower temperatures don’t burn, carbonize and turn the surface spices bitter.

Will you be barbecuing or grilling this summer?

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Spice Up Your Life with Schultz’s Rub

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Spice Up Your Life

Nothing beats an amazing BBQ rub packed onto a prime cut of beef or filet of fish, but there are more ways to utilize your Schultz’s Seasoning & Rub that stretch beyond those grill grates. After all, a rub is basically a simple blend of seasonings (sweet, salty, and spicy) meant to elevate a piece of meat—the flavor of a rub can range from bright but barely there to boldly smoky and robust. Point being: this pantry staple is far more versatile than it gets credit for.

 

“Spice rubs are designed to create a crust and ultimately cut through fat of your protein when grilling,” says Executive Chef Doug Adams of Bullard Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. “Because of this, they pack a punch making them excellent for use throughout the kitchen when you’re looking for a quick pop of flavor.” Their earthy intenseness can be used in endless culinary applications.

Roasted vegetables are perfection without anything more than a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper, yes, but they’re also a blank slate. If you’re in search of a way to give them that extra kick of joie de vivre, a dry rub is an excellent way to infuse new flavor in veggies with very minimal effort.

If you’ve stocked up on rub and are looking for even more creative ways to put it to work, here are some genius dishes you can try working the rub into (after you’ve polished off that entire sheet pan of rub-roasted potatoes).

  • Add into a Bloody Mary to pack an extra earthy punch

  • Mix in with mayo before spreading onto sandwich bread or using as a dip
  • Replace your rimming salt with dry rub for savory margarita
  • Add into creamy sides, like beans or potato salad, for instant flavor
  • Add into your mix or brine when pickling vegetables
  • Toss with popcorn
  • Sprinkle over french fries

  • Upgrade your summer crab or shrimp boil – rub will give these dishes a BBQ infused twist
  • Stir into a creamy soup for smoky flavor

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Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

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Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick.

PREP — 10 Minutes    COOK — 4 Minutes   

TOTAL — 20 Minutes   SERVINGS —4

ingredients

• 1 Ripe Avocado

• 1 tablespoon lime juice

• 1 small clove garlic, grated

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1 pound large raw shrimp (16-20 count), peeled and deveined

• 2 tablespoons Schultz’s Spicy Original Cooking Sauce

• 2 tablespoons Schultz’s Seasoning & Rub

• 8 corn tortillas, warmed

• 2 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped

• 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

• 1/2 cup prepared pico de gallo

Schultz’s Green Chili Lime Cooking Sauce (to taste)

• 1/2 cup prepared pico de gallo

directions

1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

2. Mash avocado with a fork in a small bowl. Add lime juice, garlic and salt and stir to combine

3.  Pat shrimp dry. Toss the shrimp with Schultz’s Sauce & Seasoning in a medium bowl. Thread onto four 10- to 12-inch metal skewers. Grill, turning once, until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 4 minutes total.

4. Serve the shrimp in tortillas, topped with the guacamole, lettuce, cilantro and pico de gallo.

5.  Drizzle with Schultz’s Green Chili Lime Sauce. Enjoy!

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No Grill? No Problem.

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No Grill? No Problem.

No grill? No problem. There’s no reason you can’t enjoy the flavor of summer even without a grill (or a grill pan, for that matter). For the nights you’re feeling the grilling FOMO, here are plenty of recipes that will scratch the itch for summer cookout vibes.

 

Oven “Fried” Chicken Drumsticks with Peach Barbecue Sauce.

Cutting down on the fat doesn’t mean cutting out any flavor with this oven “fried” chicken, featuring a savory spice rub and a sweet, tangy peach barbecue sauce. Cooking your chicken at a high temperature in the oven means you won’t need additional oil in order to get super-crispy skin. The rub’s spices add a peppery heat and aid in developing a dark caramel color as the chicken cooks. The sweet peach barbecue makes a great match for the chicken as its sweet tanginess cuts dry rub’s the spice. The use of a fresh peach and peach preserves gives the sauce intense peachy flavor and a substantial thickness once all the ingredients are blended together.

Blackened Grouper Sandwiches with Rémoulade.

Firm white fish like grouper, tilapia, and mahimahi are perfect for crusty sandwiches because they won’t fall apart after cooking under the broiler. “Blackened” usually refers to a generous seasoning of hearty spices like paprika and black pepper and a strong sear so that a light crust is formed. It’s ideal in sandwiches with a crusty bread and kicky rémoulade to compete with. Rémoulade is truly the condiment of your dreams—creamy, sweet, and tangy, it’ll be your go-to for dipping chicken tenders or spreading on sandwiches.

Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs.

These baby back ribs offer classic BBQ flavor, but are made simple in the oven. Rich and perfectly tangy-sweet, the homemade barbecue sauce used for this recipe is nothing short of divine, but feel free to use your favorite bottle in a pinch. Wrapping the ribs in foil helps to keep them moist throughout the low and slow cook time, while broiling at the end gives them a deliciously crispy crust.

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Oven Fried Chicken with Peach BBQ Sauce

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Oven Fried Chicken with Peach BBQ Sauce

Oven fried chicken drumsticks with sweet peach barbecue sauce.

PREP — 15 Minutes    COOK — 45 Minutes   

TOTAL — 1 Hour  SERVINGS — 4

ingredients

Chicken Drumsticks

• 2 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 8)

• 1 teaspoons kosher salt

• 4 teaspoons Schultz’s Seasoning & Rub

Peach Barbecue Sauce

• 1 1/4 cup Schultz’s Sweet Hickory BBQ Sauce

• 1 tablespoon Schultz’s Spicy Original hot sauce

• 1/2 cup peach preserves

• 1 large fresh peach, pit removed, chopped

• 2 garlic cloves, chopped

directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°. (If using an air fryer, preheat is not necessary).

2. Pat chicken dry using paper towels. Mix together salt and Schultz’s Rub; season chicken evenly with spice rub. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; place a baking rack on top of the parchment paper. Arrange the drumsticks on the baking rack. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes. If using an air fryer, layer the chicken in a “frying basket” and use preset for frying at 30 minutes. (You may have to make 2 batches).

3. To make the sauce, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic to pan; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add Schultz’s Sweet Hickory BBQ sauce, Schultz’s Spicy Original, peaches and preserves to pan. Simmer over low heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.

4. Brush sauce over chicken immediately after removing it from the oven or air fryer. Serve immediately.

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Blackened Grouper Sandwiches with Remoulade

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Blackened Grouper Sandwiches with Remoulade

Blackened grouper sandwiches paired with a creamy rémoulade.

PREP — 10 Minutes    COOK — 8 Minutes   

TOTAL — 20 Minutes  SERVINGS — 4

ingredients

• 2 teaspoon Schultz’s Gourmet Seasoning & Rub

• 4 (6-oz.) grouper fillets

• 2 tablespoons canola oil

• 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise

• 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

• 1 tablespoon Schultz’s Gourmet Chipotle Cooking Sauce

• 1 tablespoon grainy mustard

• 1 tablespoon unsalted ketchup

• 4 (2-oz.) whole-wheat hoagie rolls, split

• 4 romaine lettuce leaves

• 8 plum tomato slices

directions

1. Preheat broiler to high with oven rack 8 inches from the heat.

2. Rub Schultz’s Gourmet Seasoning evenly over fillets.

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add fillets to pan; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

4. Combine mayonnaise, relish, Schultz’s Gourmet Chipotle Cooking Sauce, mustard and ketchup in a bowl. Arrange rolls, cut sides up, on a baking sheet; broil 1 minute or until toasted. Spread mayonnaise mixture over cut sides of rolls. Top bottom halves of rolls with lettuce, tomato, fillets, and top halves of rolls.

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Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs

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Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs

Sweet and tangy oven-baked baby back ribs.

PREP — 30 Minutes    COOK — 3 to 3 1/2 Hours   

TOTAL — 4 Hours   SERVINGS — 8

ingredients

1/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar

• 3 tablespoons chili powder

• 2 tablespoons kosher salt

• 1 tablespoon paprika

• 1 tablespoon onion powder

• 1 tablespoon garlic powder

• 1 tablespoon dry mustard

• 1 tablespoon black pepper

• 2 (2 1/2 to 3-lb.) slabs bone-in baby back pork ribs

• 1/2 cup Schultz’s Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce, divided

• 1 bottle Schultz’s Spicy Mesquite BBQ Sauce

directions

1. Preheat oven to 275°F, and place oven rack in middle of oven. Combine brown sugar, chili powder, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, and black pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.

2. Prepare the Ribs: Remove the thin outer membrane on back of ribs by loosening with a butter knife and pulling it off; discard. Brush each side of both slabs evenly with Schultz’s Tangy Mustard BBQ sauce; sprinkle liberally with spice mixture, patting gently to adhere. Wrap each slab individually in aluminum foil (or chill uncovered up to 12 hours).

3.  Place wrapped ribs on a wire rack set on a sheet tray lined with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven until tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. (Check for doneness by removing ribs from oven, unwrapping foil, and picking up 1 end with tongs. The ribs are ready when they bend and meat on top is tender and easily pulls apart.

4.  Unwrap ribs; discard foil and drippings. Place directly on wire rack, and spread 1/2 cup of the Schultz’s Spicy Mesquite BBQ Sauce on top of each slab. Return to oven, and cook at 275°F for 30 minutes.

5.  Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Our family’s sauces, seasonings and snacks work perfectly in recipes to enhance flavor rather than replace it. With food you’ll find in your own kitchen, we only include the highest quality REAL FOOD INGREDIENTS. We’re proud to use family recipes that have been passed down for THREE GENERATIONS and are unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

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