Monday, May 7, 2012

Char Crust Review and Giveaway

Summer time is approaching and that means time for grilling. Whatever your favorite meal to prepare on the grill, you always need a good rub or marinade. That is where  Char Crust Dry Rub comes in.  They have something for everyone. Plus, you don't even have to wait to use it on the grill, you can bake or broil with it.

Here is a little background on Char Crust. It all started in 1957, at the legendary Chicago steakhouse, Al Farber's. Thick prime steaks with sizzling charred crusts, bursting with juicy flavor, were the signature of the restaurant. When diners would literally beg to take their seasonings home, they knew they had a winner! That time and those flavors are captured in their two original dry rubs: Original Hickory Grilled (originally called just Char Crust®) and Roto Roast.

Char Crust has 9 different products to try for any meats, fish or veggies! Those flavors are: Original Hickory Grilled, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, All American BBQ, Ginger Teriyaki, Smoky Spicy Southwest, Amazin' Cajun, Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic, Hickory Molasses and Roto Roast.

Check out this recipe they have on their website for Pan-Seared Tilapia
Tilapia fillets -- about 6 oz per person
Char Crust® Amazin' Cajun Dry Rub Seasoning -- about 1/2 Tbsp per fillet
A little oil, canola is good
A little butter (optional), at room temperature
We actually prefer this recipe with catfish, but tilapia seems to have more fans.

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.
Char Crust was kind enough to send me the samples to try. We decided to first try the All American BBQ on Chicken. Take a look at how the spices look in the package, (see picture below).  It tasted so good and was so easy to use.  Just cover the meat, use a little oil to keep the spices from burning and cook! It was bursting with flavor and left the chicken so moist on the inside.



 They are so simple to use, and when you are short on time, who doesn't love convenience and simplicity. Plus, they taste so good. All Char Crust products are made from natural ingredients that are simple, recognizable and easy to pronounce.  There are no weird chemicals or synthetic stuff.  You can buy the products direct from the company, or you can find them in select stores..



Char Crust is giving one lucky reader of Between the Lines the opportunity to win a set of 4 dry rub products (see Picture above) Check out Char Crust on Facebook and like them.

Mandatory Entry: Leave us a comment on which product you would most like to try.  Remember to leave your email address so that we can contact you if you are the winner.

Extra Entries:
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Giveaway ends May 21st at 10 pm est.
Giveaway open to residence of the US only.  The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is randomly selected.  Prizes will be shipped out by the sponsor.  Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not fulfilled.


Disclaimer:  The opinions are my own, I received samples of CharCrust Dry rub for the purpose of my review.  I was not under any obligation to give a positive review.

9 comments:

fdigsby said...

I would like to try the Roasted Garlic Peppercorn

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latanya said...

garlic roasted peppercorn

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latanya said...

I Like Char Crust on Facebook

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Jessica T. said...

I would like to try the All American Barbecue.
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Amy L said...

I'd like to try the Ginger Teriyaki. I think it would be great with chicken or pork.

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