Sunday, November 24, 2013

Slap Yo Daddy Chicken Rub

I've always been a big fan of Harry Soo. I like him a lot because he wins on the same model smoker that I use - The Webber Smokey Mountain. Out of 5,000 BBQ teams, Harry won 1st place in Chicken from the Kansas City BBQ Society. Lucky for us he sells his chicken rub online. So I decided to buy a pack of Slap Yo Daddy Chicken Rub and do a taste test up against McCormick's Chicken Rub that you can buy at your local grocery store.

The night before: cleaned chicken thighs

L to R - McCormick's Chicken Rub & Slap Yo Daddy Chicken Rub

First impressions: As soon as I opened the USPS box the smell of cumin hit me hard. Not a huge fan of a lot of cumin but we'll see. The McCormick's has your standard "citrusy" aroma that most chicken rubs have.

Top to Bottom - Slap Yo Daddy & McCormick's

L to R - McCormick's  & Slap Yo Daddy
After 5 minutes of rubbing the chicken, Slap Yo Daddy rub immediately starts melting and giving the chicken that glow. The McCormick's is looking a little dry.

70 minutes at 280 degrees later 

After they're sauced up, it's hard to tell the difference, BUT,  SYD's are at the bottom and not as dark.

The results:

Mercy! Night and day I tell you. I can taste an immediate difference. I almost didn't even want to eat the McCormick's chicken because it tasted like Ox feces next to SYD's chicken rub. While SYD's rub had a strong smell of cumin, it did not come out in the taste and that is a good thing. I highly recommend Slap Yo Daddy's Chicken Rub! I just need to find a better sauce and a cleaner way to sauce the chicken with a more even coat. Outside of the physical blemishes, it tasted great. 

Slap Yo Daddy Chicken Rub gets a 5 out of 5 stars.

Friday, November 1, 2013

BBQ 101: The Silver Skin

BBQ 101: James Westfall shows the laypeople how to remove the silver skin from a slab of spare ribs.