The Spice Lab was sparked in 2009 after a homemade Christmas gift received rave reviews and the company has been growing like wildfire since. Growing from a 15k square foot facility in 2013 to a 75k square foot facility in 2017, The Spice Lab was recognized in 2017 as one of the Top 50 Women Owned businesses in Florida and named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. Offering the widest selection of sea salts from a single source and an ever expanding line of products including peppers, spices, seasonings, rubs, loose teas, Gourmet Gift Collections, Himalayan salt shot glasses and plates, regional brands, private labeling, a wide array of corporate gifts and more The Spice Lab has something for everyone.
In the Summer my husband has the grill or one of our smokers fired up every weekend and he has established a large selection of Barbecue rubs so when we were contacted by The Spice Lab expressing interest in wanting to work with us I knew exactly which product to choose. The Barbecue Seasoning Gift Set includes 4 Shaker Jars of one each of the following, Bad to the Bone, Sweet Rib Rub, Smokey Pecan Rib Rub & Ancho Chili & Coffee. Below is a description of each from The Spice Lab’s website.
Bad to the Bone – A perfect seasoning for beef, chicken, and pork. Savory and sweet with a touch of lemon, this is a great rub for pork ribs, pork butt, steak, and chicken. For larger cuts of meat like ribs or shoulder, season generously and rub the blend into the meat and let rest for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight before cooking.
Sweet Rib Rub – A perfect seasoning for beef, pork or chicken. A sweet and smoky blend that works great with beef, pork or chicken. Simply coat your meat in oil and season with the spice blend before cooking. For a more intense flavor boost, let the seasoned meat rest for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight before cooking.
Smokey Pecan Rib Rub – A perfect seasoning for beef, pork or chicken. A sweet and smoky blend that works great with beef, pork or chicken. Simply coat your meat in oil and season with the spice blend before cooking. For a more intense flavor boost, let the seasoned meat rest for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight before cooking.
Ancho Chili & Coffee – Sweet and smoky mix of dried peppers, coffee & other spices. Sprinkle on your favorite steak to create juicy T-bones, mouthwatering porterhouse, bold rib eyes and sirloins bursting with taste. Also a good rub for beef ribs, roasts and brisket. Use to season ground beef for flavorful burgers and meatloaf.
For this cook we had an 8lb. Pork Butt or also known as a Boston Butt. We decided on the Sweet Rib Rub because the sugar caramelizes well to give that great bark we are looking for and the amazing red color, just really sets this pork off.
After 8 hours in the drum smoker at 250 degrees this is what we have. The bone is literally falling out, the meat is so tender and look at all those drippings.
All shredded up and ready for Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, Baked Potatoes, Nachos, Sandwiches and whatever other ideas we can think of. We like to pour the drippings in a fat separator, let it cool for a bit and then add the drippings back into the pork minus the fat, helps keep the pork so juicy and you keep all that flavor. As you can see Xena knows when she smells something good and is coming in to check it out. You have got to check out The Spice Lab for their small batch, handcrafted seasonings. With the Holidays right around the corner I guarantee you will find the perfect gift for the foodie on your list. The Spice Lab products can be purchased directly from their website as well as Amazon. Check them out to today and get to cooking!
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