Wet Rubs




 

Wet Rubs

A wet rub has a moist ingredient added to the spices and herbs. Common ingredients added to make a wet rub may include, but are not limited to: mustard, finely chopped garlic, oil, horseradish, and yogurt. Wet rubs are also called pastes, denoting their consistency. They adhere to food more easily than dry rubs.

Wet Rubs

Wet Rub Tips

  • Prepare a wet rub just before cooking. Wet rubs’ flavors tend to dull quickly, so they’re not good make-ahead candidates.
  • Fire up the grill before you coat the food. Pat a wet rub into place right before the food goes on the grill.
  • Set the rubbed food on the grill, and leave it undisturbed for at least two or three minutes so the crust begins to form.
  • Use wide, thin utensils when turning foods with wet rubs to keep the delicate crust intact.
  • If possible, turn the food only once (or not at all). Turning often can chip or break the crust.
 
 

Wet Rub Recipes