Welp, my amazing bride and I hit 8 years this past Tuesday and it’s been a great 8 and I’m looking forward to many more! Though I often ask her on special occasions if she wants to go out for a nice dinner somewhere, more often than not she just prefers I cook something nice for her. So… this time I choose to grill some petite filet mignons and try them out with the Dizzy Pig Barbecue Company Cow Lick Steak Rub. This was actually my first time trying out this rub and since I have heard so many good things about it I was really excited to try it out on some quality steaks.
This rub has a nice orange/light brown color to it and has a really great balance of herbs and spices, most notably paprika, onion, garlic and pepper. There are also some other secret spices tossed in but I haven’t figured out what they are yet. Though it’s not considered a sweet rub (there is not sugar in it), it’s not too spicy either in my opinion. It has a lot of flavor with a perfect amount of kick that went really well with the steaks. Now, my wife isn’t real big on heat, so she thought a couple bites were a little too spicy for her, so if you’re in the same category and don’t like much spice then I’d go fairly light when applying.
All I did for this cook was lightly rub the steaks with some olive oil, cover all sides lightly with the Cow Lick Rub and then cook them for about 3 minutes on each side on my Lime Green Weber Smokey Joe. I checked them every 30 seconds or so right towards the end with my Thermapen and pulled them right when they hit a perfect medium rare of 130°, topped them with a spoon of butter, and then let them rest just for a few minutes.
From what I’ve read on BBQ forums, this rub is really popular on the competition circuit and is used on all cuts of beef. I’ll definitely be trying this one out again in the very near future.
Check out more of the the Dizzy Pig rubs at http://www.dizzypigbbq.com/
Hope you enjoy the pics!