Rub, glaze, marinate or make it yourself.
Seasoning your food for the grill can be as simple as a dash of salt and pepper, or as rich and complex as a homemade marinade with fresh, roasted ingredients.
Here you’ll find some of our favorite spice rubs, fruit sauce recipes, marinades and more. We’ve included some of our super-versatile signature spice rubs, plus robust blends you can use as marinades, dipping sauces or even as a secret ingredient in savory baked beans.
Choose Your Method
Whether you prefer to add a dash of spice before cooking or immerse your meat and vegetables in seasoning, our spice rubs will enhance and brighten the flavors of any food on your grill. Use them solo or mix them with olive oil to make a paste. Add water if you'd like to create more of a sauce. You can even mix them with butter for rich, satisfying flavor you'll want to add to everything from corn on the cob to crusty bread.
Our collection of exclusive spice rubs make a terrific dry seasoning for roasting, baking or grilling. Just add 1 teaspoon of seasoning per pound of meat. If you want to pump up the flavor, turn the seasoning into a paste – mix the rub with olive oil at a ratio of 1 Tablespoon of olive oil for every teaspoon of seasoning, then brush the paste onto your meat or vegetable just before cooking.
2Soak It Up
If you’re preparing your meat before you fire up the grill, make your own marinade with our spice blends. Combine 2 tablespoons of spice with 2 tablespoons of oil (olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil will all work), and 1/4 of cup cold water. You can increase the amount of water or oil to get the consistency just right for your cut of meat. Refrigerate 1/2 pound of meat in the marinade mixture for 2 - 3 hours, or a little longer for larger cuts.
3Make a Better Butter
Our spice blends are a great flavor enhancer for any dish, including your favorite crusty French bread or dinner roll. It’s easy to make your own compound butter to add a little extra zing to your meal. Start with 1 Stick of Butter, softened to room temperature. Place the butter in a mixing bowl, add 2 - 4 Tablespoons of your preferred spice blend and whip all ingredients until well blended. Remove from the bowl and shape in a butter mold or wrap in parchment paper. Refrigerate 3 – 6 hours and voila!
Spice Up Any Occasion
We offer a dozen different rubs in our collection and have included four of our favorites below. Each one is versatile enough for your favorite grill-ready veggies, meat, seafood and fruit. We also love Char Crust dry rub seasonings, as well as the unique flavor profiles of Urban Accents Dry Glazes.
1Signature Spice Rub
Our Signature Spice is a seasoning staple that works well with a variety of cuisines. This aromatic blend is both herbal and savory, so it complements meat, seafood and vegetables. It’s great for the grill, and adds a signature taste to your favorite sauces and sautés. No matter what’s on the menu, this all-star seasoning will have your guests asking for your secret ingredient. We won’t tell if you don’t…
2Chili Lime Spice Rub
Liven up your grilling dishes with this sunny seasoning. From shrimp skewers to corn on the cob, this spice combination adds a kick to chicken, seafood and vegetables. If you’re making chili lime chicken kabobs or chili lime shrimp, pair with avocado crema and a savory bean salad, and finish with fresh cilantro and a dash of freshly squeezed lime juice.
3Maple Bacon Spice Rub
Two words – maple bacon. That’s really all you need to know about this guest favorite. We recommend it on almost any meat, but we love it on a burger or chicken. Give your grilled cheese a kick when you cook it in Maple Bacon compound butter. It’s also a great flavor enhancer for homemade BBQ sauce. Give it a try and let us know your favorite way to serve it up!
Char Crust dry rubs work on just about any meat, seafood or vegetable. Their Original Hickory Grilled rub is smoky, salty and sweet, great for enhancing your food’s natural flavors without overwhelming your taste buds. We also love their Roasted Garlic Peppercorn blend—a touch of Worcestershire and lavender adds complex flavor that pairs beautifully with steak, lamb, salmon and roasted potatoes.
5Urban Accents Dry Glazes
Urban Accents Dry Glazes are delicious with fruits and vegetables. Simply coat your vegetables with a little oil or butter, season and cook to caramelized perfection. We love using their peppery, citrusy Mandarin Ginger Dry Glaze on grilled asparagus or whole grilled carrots. They also have a Cayman Citrus Heat blend featuring chili, citrus and jalapeno—perfect on grilled pineapple.
Sauce It Up
If you’re a staunch sauce supporter, we’ve got you covered. We offer a range of sauces and marinades, including The Fresh Market BBQ Sauces. These sauces can be used on almost any grilled entrée or side. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite unique recipes that you can use when you’re cooking out or staying in.
1The Fresh Market Anything Goes Sauce
You really can put The Fresh Market Anything Goes Sauce on anything, from hot dogs and fries to sandwiches, chicken and ribs. We recommend using it as a quick and savory marinade for steaks, a sauce for basting ribs or a key ingredient in fresh-ground chuck burgers.
Add crunchy, spicy, savory goodness to any dish with this small-batch blend of roasted chiles, garlic, onion and spices. It’s an easy way to turn up the flavor on just about anything. We love adding a few dollops to avocado toast or brushing it over freshly grilled corn.
3Anya’s Apothekere Fermented Honey Sauces
These sweet, savory honeys are made with raw apple cider vinegar and honey infused with onion and garlic. They’re full of flavor, perfect for drizzling over grilled halloumi, peaches or vegetables. They also make delicious dipping (and smothering) sauces.
4Mike’s Hot Honey
Sweet meets heat in this delicious hot honey. It’s made with New York wildflower honey infused with Brazilian chili peppers that add the perfect amount of heat. Try drizzling it over grilled ribs or fresh-from-the-oven pizza for unique, addictively good flavor.
5Red Clay Hot Sauces
These handcrafted sauces are made with minimal ingredients from local farmers, like bourbon barrel-aged Fresno peppers and vinegar. We’re proud to be the first major retailer to offer them! Try mixing them with mayonnaise for the perfect burger sauce.
6Kumana Avocado Sauces
Avocado-lovers, rejoice. Crafted with a blend of creamy avocados, onion, bell pepper, cilantro and garlic, this zesty condiment is the first shelf-stable avocado sauce on the market. We love drizzling it over grilled fish and shrimp for bold, fresh flavor.
7Kappa Foods Black Maple Sauce
Crafted with maple syrup, smoke and a secret vinegar, this sweet and savory sauce adds big umami flavor and smokiness to grilled dishes. It’s versatile enough to use as a marinade, sauce or salad dressing. We love brushing it over grilled steaks.
8Montana Mex BBQ Sauce
This bold, smoky sauce is made with real organic ingredients and is free of high-fructose corn syrup and additives. It’s sweet, spicy and packs a punch. Try brushing it over ribs or slathering it on your burger. Montana Mex also donates 5% of their profits to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
9Urban Accents Marinades and Grill Sauces
These bright, zesty condiments are a delicious way to add flavor and heat to your favorite dishes. We love to use them as a marinade for grilled meat or fish. They’re also great for finishing off grilled meat and seafood, as well as for dipping.
Take advantage of fresh summer fruits and make these versatile sauces for your next cookout. Try our blueberries, fresh from the east coast and sold within a week of harvest. We also have fresh Washington cherries and plump blackberries. These berries make rich sauces that pair perfectly with grilled pork chops, whole pork tenderloin, grilled chicken and more.