There are some many good things to eat in this world, it is often difficult to think about what are some of the best foods available. It is always one of the most difficult decisions for any couple and if there are more than three people, you might as well starve, if you are trying to figure out a restaurant where you should all go. There is one thing that could definitely make your heart happy and could probably convince everyone else that they should go there as well and that is Texas BBQ. Texas BBQ or bar b que is unlike the BBQ from many of the other states that place a claim on BBQ capital of the world.
Texas BBQ relies much less on the sauce and focuses much more on being able to incorporate many of the flavors that they are trying to be expressed through the dry rub. For this system of BBQ, dry rub is one of the most important components because it allows for all of the flavors to seem into the meat prior to when it gets smoked. What you get in the end is a piece of meat that is covered in bark (the harder, black, and charred covering of the meat that is composed of much of the dry rub and any of the fat that has burned off through the smoking process). Many people prefer the bark to any of the other parts of the meat and there are actually plates that just serve the burnt tips, which are especially good. BBQ restaurants tend to have their own processes, but it is worth going through some of them so that we can discuss just what a good approach may be to making your own BBQ or finding a restaurant that you will enjoy.
One of the first things that you have to do with the meat is run it under cold water to get off any of the build up or sliminess that comes with refrigerating the meat. Once you are able to do that, all you need to do is paper towel dry the piece of meat so that you can start putting on your spice blend. Although many of the BBQ restaurants have their own proprietary spice blends, many of them have some critical components in common. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that you have to have copious amounts of salt and pepper. That is critical. You can then start to add many of the other spices like, paprika, cumin, garlic, onion, cinnamon, and turmeric. It very much could be an Indian food meal with all of those spices. Nevertheless, it usually tends to work out and the flavor of the smoke that comes through is just unmistakable. If you are looking for this kind of flavor in Denver, check out Bennett’s BBQ in Westminster. They have a great dry rub there and they may even be willing to give you some hints on what is in it.