pig roast rubA dry rub is a combination of spices and herbs that you can use to flavor your meat for grilling. We firmly believe in the big role that it plays not only in barbecues but also in pig roasting, too. In fact, you should not roast your meat, especially whole pigs, without it. If you’ll ask us about the best pig roast rub, we’ll say that it’s the famous adobo seasoning. However, if you’re looking for other options, here’s a list you might find interesting.


1. BBQ Pit Boys’ Pork Rub


The BBQ Pit Boy’s favorite rub involves the mixture of a quarter cup of paprika, an eighth cup of freshly ground black pepper, 2 tablespoons of garlic powder, 2 tablespoons of onion powder, a  tablespoon of cayenne pepper, a quarter cup of coarse salt and a quarter cup of sugar (can be brown or white).


2. The Hog Rub


Combine half a cup of ground black pepper, half a cup of sugar, half a cup of chili powder, a quarter cup of coarse salt, 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper and four teaspoons of dry mustard. This rub recipe is best for pork and its shelf life is pretty long. It may last for several months and still taste great on your pig roast.


3. More Spices, More Flavor


We also found this rub recipe online and we thought you should check try this on your pig, too. We realized this involves several spices and may even make your roast spicy. Get a mixing bowl and combine 6 tablespoons of paprika, 6 tablespoons garlic salt, 4 tablespoons white sugar, 3 tablespoons onion salt, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons red pepper, 6 tablespoons salt, 4 tablespoons black pepper and 1 tablespoon coriander.


4. Cajun-Style Rub


This mixture yields half a gallon of rub so use an appropriately sized mixing bowl. Combine half a cup of dried lemon peel, half a cup of white pepper, a cup of ground cayenne pepper, a cup of dry mustard, a quarter cup of celery seed, 3 cups of black pepper, 3 cups of Spanish paprika, half a cup of granulated garlic, a cup of salt and 2 cups of chili powder for a kick.


5. Thyme and Spice


For this rub recipe, simply combine a teaspoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of dried oregano, a teaspoon of ground coriander, a teaspoon of ground cumin, salt to taste and a teaspoon of dried thyme. This is only fit for 1 ¼ pounds of meat so remember to multiply the ingredients depending on the weight of your pig roast.


6. The Ultimate Adobo Seasoning


As you all know, La Caja China loves Cuban cooking! While there are a lot of rub choices to choose from (aside from the ones we mentioned above), our favorite still remains the same — the adobo seasoning. We have our own trademark mix available on our website but if you want to make a homemade adobo rub, here’s the recipe:


* 1 ½ tsp cumin, ground
* 1 tsp garlic powder
* 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
* 1 tsp chili powder
* 2 tsp black pepper, ground
* 1 ½ tsp onion powder
* 2 tbsp salt
* 1 tbsp paprika


We hope that you enjoyed reading through our list of delicious pig roast rub recipes. You should also check out our blog post on other barbecue rub recipes, the best Cuban mojo recipe and our adobo seasoning, too. Remember, to serve the tastiest grilled dishes, only use the best barbecue grill in town! Call us at 1-800-338-1323 or visit our website to get your La Caja China now!


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