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.
3Mango Chipotle Spice Rub
There’s nothing like the combination of sweet and spicy, and our Mango Chipotle rub proves that opposites really do attract. This tasty seasoning blend tastes terrific with chicken and seafood. We love Mango Chipotle grilled salmon served with savory couscous. Or give your homemade guacamole a summer makeover by blending in this delicious seasoning and a few tablespoons of diced fresh mango.
4Maple 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.
6Urban 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, from The Fresh Market BBQ Sauces to bold and bodacious Sosa 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.
Handcrafted SoSA Sauces are stellar when it comes to barbecuing. Baste whole beef tenderloin as it grills with their Audacious Cherry Chipotle sauce, or brush juicy rib eyes during the last few minutes of cooking with their Defiant Chocolate Espresso. Each one boasts a uniquely bold flavor profile you’ll love.
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.