Dry Seasoning Rub with Mop Sauce
Dry seasoning rub with mop sauce is a type of seasoning and sauce that is commonly used in American Barbecue cuisine. The dry rub is a blend of spices and seasonings that are applied to meats before cooking, typically grilling or smoking. The mop sauce is a type of basting sauce that is used during the cooking process to add moisture and flavor to the meat.
The dry seasoning rub, in this recipe, is a blend of black pepper, dark brown sugar, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper, which creates a savory and slightly sweet rub with a touch of heat. This dry rub is used to season meats before grilling or smoking.
The mop sauce is a vinegar-based sauce that is used to baste meats during the cooking process. This specific recipe calls for a combination of cider vinegar, water, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, vegetable oil, and cayenne pepper. These ingredients are combined to create a flavorful and tangy sauce that is used to baste meats as they are cooked, adding moisture and flavor to the meat.
DRY SEASONING RUB WITH MOP SAUCE
- Dry Seasoning
- 3 tablespoons black pepper — coarsely ground
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Mop Sauce
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- Mix ingredients together and store in dry container. For Mop sauce, mix all ingredients and store in refrigerated container.
This type of seasoning and sauce combination has been used in traditional American BBQ, usually with pork and beef dishes and it’s enjoyed by people for its balance of flavors and its ability to infuse meats with a unique and complex flavor profile. The dry rub provides a nice crust to the meats and the mop sauce helps keep the meats moist and flavorful. Additionally, it can be used for a variety of meats, including pork, beef, chicken, and even fish. This style of BBQ is popular across America, but particularly associated with the Southern regions.