Dan Pastorini’s Rub Collection scores big
By NBN Cooking Crew
It’s not every day you get to meet a childhood hero. We have been blessed to have several of those days and consider them some of the best days of our lives. It’s an even better day when you meet and greet one of these heroes from days past but actually find out they love bar- becue, too! We met one such hero of ours in Hershel Walker a few years back and knew that the Georgia legend loved grilling…even though he doesn’t eat a lot of meat. Former publisher and our chief cook Joe Phelps, Ardie Davis, and Doc Gillis once met Willie Nelson at a
While attending the Players Tailgate for Super Bowl LI, we got to meet and chat with Dan Pastorini, who was not only a childhood football h
Guy Fieri told us, “This is the stuff I use
Dan is currently producing three different seasonings with his company called DP Quality Foods. His original rub is his Texas Style Rub, and Dan told us in an interview how the rub was developed.
“My parents were excellent cooks and ran a local restaurant for over 37 years in Sonora, CA, where I grew up. My bus
iness partner owned a
e Texas Style rub.” Dan went on to tell us about a few awards that the rub had won and told us, “We haven’t found anyone that doesn’t like it yet.”
The first rub we started with was the Texas Style Hickory Rub. This rub is indeed spot on. Everything we tried it on turned out with
The second test was on the Garlic & Herb Seasoning. We were super excited to try this one on chicken, as we know these types of garlic rubs can really wake up regular chicken. We guessed right and loved how the garlic didn’t overwhelm us once the
sample was completed. This stuff also showed out on some salmon, but we were too conservative with it. Our best
test with this seasoning came when we grilled potato slices with
We saved the best for last and the Texas Style Rub is everything we knew it was after leaving the tailgate party. This by a short margin was our favorite of the three due to the overall results of our testing. Grilling, smoking, or baking everything we used it on turned out to be beyond flavorful and super balanced. It’s not peppery, sweet, hot, or salty, but yet it was all of these things in the perfect blend! In
Dan Pastorini has been successful at just about everything he has put his time into, and we are happy to tell you that these rubs will all be a success with any true barbecue fan…regardless of what you are cooking, grilling, or smoking. You can find more details about these products on Dan’s website at www.DPqualityfoods.com.