Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Giveaway: Char Crust Dry Rub Seasonings

I am always looking for quick, easy ways to spice up my foods, so I gave Char Crust a try.  Char Crust is a dry-rub seasoning that were originally created in 1957 to give steaks a flavorful charred-like crust while sealing in natural juices.  Today, they are used for all sorts of dishes, from beef, lamb and pork, to chicken and seafood.  They give a restaurant taste to dishes in no time.  In fact, restaurants all over the country use Char Crust in signature dishes!

To use, simply rub the blends onto the surface of uncooked meat or fish, then broil, bake, grill, pan-sear, roast or saute.  You may also sprinkle on vegetables.

The dry-rub seasonings flavors include:

  • Original Hickory Grilled
  • Roasted Garlic Peppercorn
  • Ginger Teriyaki
  • Smokey Spicy Southwest
  • Hickory and Molasses
  • Amazin Cajun
  • All American Barbecue
  • Sun-dried Tomato and Garlic
  • Roto Roast

The rubs have no fat, only one or two carbs and no more than 9 calories, so people on low-fat, low-carb or low-calorie diets can enjoy them.  They are also certified Kosher.

I used the Char Crust Roasted Garlic Peppercorn on venison steaks and grilled.  It was delicious!  It was a blend that tasted like something in a restaurant, but took no time at all to prepare.  I really want to try this on salmon and cauliflower, too, as suggested on the package.  I would definitely recommend these for a quick, easy way to make a meal interesting and delicious!  I know it is going to be a staple in my pantry from here out.

Here is a recipe from Char Crust that I thought I would share:

Pan-Seared Tilapia
Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: about 20 minutes
Ingredients: Tilapia fillets -- about 6 oz per person Char Crust® Amazin' Cajun -- about 1/2 Tbsp per fillet A little oil, canola is good A little butter (optional), at room temperature

Heat a cast iron pan on the stove until very hot. Season one side of the fish with Char Crust® Amazin' Cajun Dry Rub Seasoning, generously covering the surface. Drizzle a little oil all over the seasonings, using your fingers to rub in and distribute evenly. Seasonings will look moist and darken a bit. Place the fish, seasoned side down, into the pan. It should sizzle immediately, and you may get some smoke. Cook a few minutes until just cooked through. Transfer to plate with seasoned side up and place pat of butter on top.

Option: We actually prefer this recipe with catfish, but tilapia seems to have more fans.

You can learn more about Char Crust by visiting  You can find product information, recipes and more!

Char Crust is also offering a chance for one of my lucky readers to try their products.  The giveaway includes 4-4oz. packages of Char Crust Seasonings.

Roasted Garlic Peppercorn features the robust flavor of roasted garlic and onions with the zing of peppercorns and a hint of Worcestershire and lavender. Its versatility has made it a best seller. It complements steaks, lamb, seafood, pork, poultry, and potatoes.
• Ginger Teriyaki is a balance of sweet teriyaki, fragrant ginger, plus a tingly touch of wasabi that lends a new dimension and creates a modern teriyaki interpretation. It complements chicken, fish, and steak.
• Amazin’ Cajun is a spicy-sweet blend of piquant cayenne pepper, onion, garlic, oregano and a mélange of other Mardi Gras flavors. It brings the sublime heat of New Orleans to catfish, chicken, shrimp, and even “dirty” rice.
• All American Barbecue takes the best flavors of American barbecue and blends them into a tangy-sweet, slightly spicy rub. It has rich molasses from Memphis, tangy tomato from Kansas City, mustard, pepper and vinegar from the Carolinas, plus a wisp of smoke from Texas.

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JR911 said...

Holiday Beef Tenderloin

Julie Wood said...

I would love to make this recipe Sizzling Summer Cheeseburger!

Julie Wood said...

I entered this great giveaway The Giveaway: $160 CASH Via Paypal!

Alacransita84 said...

Love to try the Steak Dunigan

Cristina Wyatt

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Alacransita84 said...

Entered the $160 Paypal Cash

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latanya said...

Garlic Peppercorn Salmon

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