I love salt free BBQ rubs and spices. I love Dak’s Spices, not only just because they are a low sodium ally in our fight to lose salt but not taste. but because their spice blends are vastly superior in taste and quality to many other low sodium and salt free spice blends. Here is my review of their salt free spices and I use many of their blends in my recipes. I use their salt free Blackening Spice blend in my Low Sodium Blackened Fish Tacos. Their spices are a staple in my pantry and I use them to kick up my low sodium hummus recipe.
Dak’s is also a partner of Hacking Salt. Any time you order from Daksspices.com and enter the code: HACKING SALT you get 10% off your entire order and free shipping. The story of Dak’s Spices is awesome as well. Founder Karen is a former cardiac nurse who understands the need for low sodium products to protect hearts.
Salt Free BBQ Rubs
A BBQ Spice Rub is any mixture of ground spices that is made for the purpose of being rubbed on raw food before the food is cooked. The spice rub forms a coat on the food. Once you have the spices mixed into your blend, you literally rub it by hand all over your protein to coat it thoroughly. The rub itself is a dry application of spice. If you mix it with an oil, you can create a paste. Adding an acid such as vinegar or fruit juice will turn it into a marinade.
Once you have rubbed on the spice blend, I love to let it sit and marinate for a while. Usually four to eight hours of time in the mixture will allow the flavors to marry and really build the flavors. Make sure you do this in a sealed container or zipper seal bag and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook.
Dak’s Red Mountain Rub
Chicken was the choice I made to try out the Dak’s Red Mountain Rub. In addition to the usual wonderful smoky heat flavors, it also has granulated molasses and demerara sugar which really caramelized nicely on the grill. I let the rub sit on the chicken for 6 hours before I took it out to the grill. The sweetness of the molasses and sugar tone down the chipotle pepper. My kids loved the fact that it wasn’t too spicy. The final result? Dak’s has another winner here! If you want the best flavors of salt free spices, I can’t recommend Dak’s highly enough!
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