When your name is Kirk, you love BBQ and you live in Albuquerque, New Mexico it’s only natural you call your company AlbuKirky Seasonings. I get a little chuckle out of it every time I see the logo on the bottle of “Green Chili Rub” Kirk recently sent me to try out. (There’s the legal disclaimer that I got the rub for free) I get a lot of offers to try rubs, seasonings and sauces and most often they don’t end up as reviews on The BBQ Grail. I don’t like to do “negative” reviews so unless I really, really like a product I don’t write about it. So, since I’m writing about the “Green Chile Rub” from AlbuKirky Seasonings I must like it.
Well, “like” is just a little to mild of a term. This seasoning tastes, simply amazing. One of the highlights of my year is when the hatch chiles arrive at the local grocery store. Hatch green chiles are famous for their great flavor and a gentle heat that doesn’t overpower the other ingredients in your dish or your taste buds. This rub captures the flavor profile of the hatch chile perfectly and then compliments it with a little garlic, black pepper and a few other spices.
Honestly, calling this a “rub” limits the uses of this product. At my house it’s going to become “Green Chile Seasonal-All.” I used the seasoning the first time on some grilled chicken. If I’m being honest I didn’t want to risk the pork ribs or pork loin I had on an untested rub. The grilled chicken came out about as perfect as you can get.
When I grill chicken, or any other meat, I’m always careful to use a seasoning that isn’t going to overpower the meat or the char flavor from the charcoal grilling. The AlbuKirky Seasonings “Green Chile Rub” accomplishes that goal. It has just the right amount of heat without burning your tongue.
The next time the seasoning got put to the test was with roast beef. I didn’t use it on the meat. Because the garlic is pretty pronounced in the seasoning I got the bright idea to make “garlic” mashed potatoes. It was using this way the made me realize it could be used for a lot more than just a rub.
I’ve got some plans to try it out as a seasoning in a brine for the pork loin. I’m thinking this just might turn out fantastic.
You can purchase “Green Chile Rub” from AlbuKirky Seasonings’ Website.