Rubs are mixtures of spices and
dried herbs that are directly applied to food before barbecuing. To use
them you rub and massage them into the meats.
There are several recipes for rubs in the BBQ Pit, if you feel like
making one of your own.
Barbecued Salmon Sandwich
Four 6-ounce fresh salmon fillets
2 T. olive oil
1 T. barbecue rub
2/3 C. barbecue sauce
1 red onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 large ripe tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 leaves Boston or leaf lettuce
4 kaiser rolls, toasted lightly
Procedure: Brush salmon with the oil and season with barbecue rub. Sear fish on
one side for 2 minutes directly over the fire (direct heat). Turn fish over and
sear for 2 minutes. Move fish to the side of the fire (indirect heat), baste
with your favorite barbecue sauce and cook until done, about 6 more minutes.
Presentation: Garnish with red onion, a slice of tomato and Boston or leaf
lettuce, serve on a toasted kaiser roll.
Cook's notes: Lightly coat grill or broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray
before putting fish on it. When you grill or broil salmon filets, start them out
skin-side down on the grid or broiler pan. This reduces the likelihood the
fillet will buckle or curl. For a more complex flavor, the sliced onions and
tomatoes may be grilled. Just slice and season with salt and pepper and olive
oil before grilling until lightly charred, about 4 to 5 minutes.