Thursday, April 26, 2012

Char Crust® Dry-rub Seasonings Review and Giveaway***CLOSED***

Whether preparing a family dinner or a party feast, professional chefs and home cooks alike are always looking for unique and simple ways to spice up their dishes. Char Crust ® dry-rub seasonings consist of premium herb blends, spices and other natural ingredients that can be simply rubbed onto the surface of uncooked meat or fish, or sprinkled over raw vegetables then broiled, baked, grilled, pan-seared, roasted, or sautéed.

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.

Char Crust® recipe idea:

Pan-Seared Tilapia
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: about 20 minutes
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.

My thoughts-I cooked some grilled chicken with the Amazin' Cajun.  It was really good.  I loved the seasoning.  It was really easy to use.  And my family all liked the taste.  I also sprinkled it on some veggies and grilled them too.

I have a giveaway.

Char Crust® products  giveaway ~ set of four 4 oz boxes (retail price of $5.49 per box) 

How to enter:

1)  MANDATORY-Like Char-Crust on Facebook (1 entry)
2)  Leave a comment on their wall with what seasoning you would like to try and link it back to this giveaway. (1 entry, must leave facebook link in your comment)

This giveaway ends on May 1, 2012 @ 8 am.  The giveaway is open in the U.S. only.  1 winner will be randomly selected.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Please leave your email in your comment.  Good Luck.


lilyk said...

I follow Char-Crust on Facebook under the username likwan.

lilyk said...

I left a comment on their wall with what seasoning I would like to try at