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Rub it, soak it, or both?

Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Just wondered, as a general rule, if a person uses marinade do you not use a rub? Or if you use a rub, do you not use a marinade? Hope the question makes sense.


  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Nu-Guy, as a general rule, I never make a general rule... [p]With that said, I have been known to do both, especially with various cuts of beef. I nonly marinate sometimes, but I use mustard almost all of the time.

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,333
    Like Gfw, I don't use a general rule. It depends on the marinade, and the cut of meat. Many of the marinades in my recipes have a ton of ingredients, so a rub is not necessary (except maybe some fresh cracked pepper). But with a simple marinade, a rub is a good accompaniment.[p]The rubs mainly flavor the crust of the meat. As long as the flavors in the rub don't clash with the spices in the marinade, do both.[p]FWIW
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  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    Nature Boy,
    KOOL! I like it. Take a bath and rub it down.
    Appreciate the info.

  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    Ymmmmmmm, a picture seems to say volumes. Thanks for the response.

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