Today’s post was written by Jessica Klug, Spice & Tea Exchange.
At the Spice & Tea Exchange of Alexandria, we believe in creating and sharing the experience of a more flavorful life! Everyone looks forward to the fresh flavors of summer, and after a tough winter, summer is finally around the corner! This is the best time of year when backyard BBQs, pool parties, and lazy days in sun reign supreme. We are all looking forward to smoky grilled meats and veggies, fresh fruits, and bright beverages. The most important aspect of any event is the food, and as you plan your summer menus, check out our unique all-purpose spice blends! These are the 5 must-have grilling blends for summer, so you can make the most flavorful impact with the least amount of work!
Smokehouse Spice Blend
Enjoy a rich blend of tangy tomatoes, garlic, onion, sugar, smoky sea salt, and spices. Intended for pork, but also great on poultry and seafood, this rub includes all the flavors of a traditional Midwest barbeque! Recipes and more info
Backwoods Hickory Rub Spice Blend
This smoky and rustic meat rub is perfect for barbecues and grilling! Coarse spices give a hearty, robust flavor to meats and vegetables. Lightly brush meat with olive oil or balsamic vinegar and rub with spice before grilling. Recipes and more info
Tailgater’s Spice Blend
This seasoning is the ultimate blend for EVERYTHING you can cook at the ballpark! Apply to brats, burgers, ribs, potato salad, beans, or dips. Beer powder gives it that extra flavor. Recipes and more info
Cinnabar Smoke Spice Blend
This warm and smoky rub is perfect for chicken, steak, and pork. Mix with ground beef for a twist on burgers. Blend with honey, ketchup, or BBQ sauce on ribs, then cook low and slow. Recipes and more info
Grilled Fish Spice Blend
This flavorful blend of herbs and spices is a wonderful seasoning for all types of fish! Rinse fish with cool water and lemon juice. Then brush fish with olive oil and add blend before grilling, baking, our sautéing. Recipes and more info