Mama Nibbles: Char Crust Dry-Rub Seasonings - #Giveaway US 6/18

Char Crust Dry-Rub Seasonings - #Giveaway US 6/18

     Char Crust, Inc. is a small family business located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.  They manufacture premium Char Crust dry-rub seasonings which are known for their trademark: "Seals In The Juices"
     The first Char Crust was created in 1957 at a family’s fine Chicago steakhouse, Al Farber’s.  Every steak served was the best prime meat, dry-aged in their coolers.  Every steak was seared to juicy perfection with their signature Char Crust dry-rub seasoning.  The seasonings were so popular, patrons of the restaurant would beg to take them home!
      Now you can create the magic of those times and those flavors, just by using Char Crust rubs.  Simply dredge or rub on any protein, then broil, bake, grill, or sauté. 
  
   You may want to grab a tissue for that drool once you look over our Char Crust grilling feast!  ENJOY

First was the SHRIMP -- 
We used the Char Crust Amazin' Cajun and Ginger Teriyaki on these babies.  This was the first thing I prepared with the seasonings and it was very simple.  All I did was clean my shimp, put them onto our soaked skewers and then dredge them all into the Char Crust seasonings.  I drizzled a small amount of oil over the top to help stop any sticking right before they hit the grille.  Our grille is cast iron and well seasoned so I didn't think we'd have any issues but it's always good to play it safe.  The flavors were outstanding, we were surprised by how well the Char Crust stayed on the shrimp and of course they were very juicy.  We are "expert" cooks so I've never had a dry or overcooked  piece of meat in the 10 years I've been married which means I can't say whether or not the seasonings helped keep any moisture in but they sure were delicious!  The teriyaki  has a very nice ginger flavor, we were pleasantly surprised since we are not big teriyaki fans.  For the cajun, once we got past the spice of it we really enjoyed the flavors.  I have never cooked anything cajun before so it was a nice change of scenery for our taste buds.
Next up...CHICKEN! --
I decided to just stick with a kabob theme and so I chunked up some gorgeous chicken that we had purchased from Zaycon.  I chose to use Char Crust's Roasted Garlic Peppercorn and their Amazin Cajun.  I prepared these the same way as the shrimp only I had to pat the seasonings on with my fingers a bit and would recommend dredging the meat chunks before putting them onto skewers if you wish to do a kabob.  Again we were blown away but the intense flavors and the juiciness of the chicken.  Char Crust really sticks on there and grills up perfectly! 
VEGETABLES, of course we had to eat something healthy LOL --
I used the Roasted Garlic Peppercorn Char Crust on my veggies and it did very well with everything except the zucchini, the zuchini had a bitter flavor and I wouldn't recommend using this on that particular veg.  We did add salt to the whole tray after grilling and that I would recommend as well.  Next time I want to try the cajun on some peppers and tomatoes but add on a bit of butter to the veggies before dredging.
Last but certainly not least (this was the star of the whole meal!) our amazing ribeye STEAK! --
I decided to use the Char Crust All American Barbecue on our gorgeous ribeye.  I wish we had gotten one more but the price was too steep for us at about $10/lb!  Yikes!  So we had to share this one steak and believe-you-me, there was almost a fight over it LOL.  The seasoning made the steak the most phenomenal steak I have ever eaten in my life and I have had a ton of delicious steaks.  My husband is a steak grilling phenom but nothing he has made could touch this, he agreed that it was indeed the best ever.  There was just something about the barbecue flavor, it was not too sweet or salty or spicy...it was PERFECT.  We grilled our steak medium rare, that's the best way to have an expensive steak and cooking it anymore would be a crime!  The outside had this perfect char and crisp to it, the inside was like butter and every bit melted in my mouth.  This seasoning was my favorite and now I wish I had tried it on the shrimp and chicken too!  I will soon, we have tons more of the Char Crust seasonings.  The amount you get in each box is a lot and should be enough for several meals for our family of five.  Char Crust is like the paint if cooking is an art...it just makes food more beautiful.

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Disclosure: I was provided with free samples of Char Crust so I could review them.  However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own. 
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