Big shocker that after work I pulled into Kelmar Meats to see what looked good for dinner (and to pick up some pork butts for a Pulled Pork Friday Pot Luck tomorrow at work!).
Normally they only carry a lot of chicken breasts but not usually dark meat. Today for some reason to my surprise they had some chicken drummies at hand. So in addition to my 3 pork butts for lunch for my department tomorrow, I picked up 8 drums for dinner.
However, I needed to go on a charcoal and wood chip run, so we set out to go to pick up our stash at the local Canadian Tire. Well low and behold, what do I see next to the hickory chips but Ted Reader’s Bone Dust BBQ rub.
For those of you who don’t know, Ted Reader is a Canadian chef and cookbook author and all round BBQ guru. The man has more BBQs and smokers in his back yard than I have pairs of socks! (I have a lot!) Check out his website here: www.tedreader.com
Bone Dust is his signature BBQ rub and I have been looking around locally for it but I never came across it. I usually pick up my charcoal at Canadian Tire, but I have had a stash of wood chips for so long now that I guess I never noticed it down that isle before. I was stoked. I also picked up some of his Beerilicious BBQ Sauce, but I will try that another day! Today I wanted to try the Bone Dust as is.
So I hit the drummies with a bunch of bone dust…
I fired up the Mini Big Green Egg and as it turns out, 8 drummies is about it’s max! I got the temp up to about 400 with the plate setter on and put the drums on.
After about 12 minutes these things weren’t cooking fast enough for the sides… learning curve with the Mini I guess. So I took the plate setter off and dropped the temp on the Egg hoping they wouldn’t burn.
We had these with some fresh Manitoba beets and a tomato caprese salad.
I have to say that I LOVED the flavour of the Bone Dust. Jackie said she found it a little salty, however I was a little heavy handed in applying it, so I would blame the chef and not the spice. It has a very nice balance of herbs and spices and salt in my opinion and I can’t wait to try this more. I also like that there is no MSG or anti caking chemicals added to it. Just herbs and spices.
Great job on the rub Ted!