AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer barbecue and grilling season is nearly here, and Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q, makers of the authentic Texas barbecue line of natural small-batch sauces, rubs and marinades, has time-tested tips for backyard cooks who want perfect meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables every time.
Rocky Stubblefield, grandson of company founder C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield, grew up on barbecue and learned the secrets of great Texas barbecue while working at Stubb's famous Lubbock restaurant where the Stubb's line was born. He says Stubb's simple three-step process is a back-to-basics, foolproof method for low and slow cooking, which produces moist, delicious ribs, chicken, brisket or pork.
Stubb's 3-Step Barbecue Method
Step one: Rub or marinate the meat or poultry with Stubb's BBQ Spice Rub or the Stubb's Marinade of your choice. If using rub, let it rest 15 minutes before cooking. If marinating, keep it in the liquid at least an hour or overnight.
Step two: Grill over indirect heat, basting with Stubb's Moppin' Sauce or more Stubb's Marinade (not barbecue sauce – it burns too quickly) every 15-20 minutes to keep the meat moist. When cooking over indirect heat, no flipping of the meat is required.
Step three: Once the meat is cooked (check with a meat thermometer – 165 degrees for chicken, 185 degrees for brisket and pork is recommended), serve with your favorite Stubb's Bar-B-Q sauce.
For those who don't have time for low and slow, Stubb's Marinades and Spice Rubs work beautifully when grilling over direct heat for juicy, flavorful steaks, chops and chicken. Just marinate or rub the meat or poultry as directed in step one and grill. Turn the meat once halfway through cooking time (5-6 minutes per side for boneless, skinless chicken; 7-10 minutes per side for 1-inch-thick steaks or chops; adjust up or down depending on thickness and preferred rareness).
"My grandfather's life was all about making people happy with great barbecue, and we carry on that passion at Stubb's today," said Rocky. "We want to share our lifelong love of barbecue and bold, authentic Texas flavors with every bottle of sauce, rub and marinade we sell."
Want to grill up some lighter items? For veggies or seafood, Rocky offers a couple of additional tips: Soak vegetables in cold water before grilling to keep them from burning or drying out too fast. For seafood, don't marinate for more than a couple of hours (Stubb's Pork or Chicken Marinades are great for shrimp and fish) to preserve its more delicate texture. Dust with Stubb's Chicken Spice Rub to add an extra zing of flavor.
This summer, Stubb's honors its founder by introducing new labels on all its sauces, rubs and marinades that harken back to the original labels Stubb created when he first hand-bottled his sauce. The sauce lineup includes Original, Sweet Heat, Spicy, Hickory Bourbon, Smokey Mesquite and Honey Pecan. Stubb's also has Chicken, Beef, Pork and Texas Steakhouse marinades, plus seasonal Green Chile Marinade made from Hatch chiles. Unique Injectable marinades are available in Texas Butter and Chipotle Butter. Stubb's savory spice rubs in Bar-B-Q, Beef, Chicken, Pork and Steak varieties and Stubb's Moppin' Sauce round out the certified gluten-free line.
About Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q
Austin, Texas-based Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q is the maker of Stubb's, the nation's No. 1 premium Bar-B-Q sauces, rubs and marinades, available in 85 percent of U.S. grocery stores. All Stubb's products are all natural and certified gluten-free. Founded in 1992, Stubb's roots are in the iconic Stubb's Restaurant and live music venue started in 1968 in Lubbock, Texas, by barbecue legend C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield. For more information, go to www.stubbsbbq.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/stubbsbbqsauce or @stubbsbbqsauce.
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