Rayz Hot Dry Rub and Spice Cave Wind on Chicken Tenders

Rayz “Hot Dry Rub” and The Spice Cave “Wind” on grilled chicken tenders were both winners. Watch our video to see how good they look and taste!

Dry Rubbed Chicken Tenders with Rayz Hot Dry Rub and The Spice Cave Wind seasoning

You’ve surely heard Guy Fieri say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner”? Yup. When it comes to simple grilled chicken tenders over some good charcoal, you can do almost anything to them!

In this case, we’re using two nice rubs from our shelves.

Rayz Hot Dry Rub

Ingredients: rosemary, honey, allspice, scallions, brown sugar, vinegar, peppers, molasses, garlic, onion, thyme, nutmeg, salt.

Rayz Hot Dry Rub is a dry rub seasoning based on their popular Rayz Jerk Jam product.

The heat level is: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – just shy of 2.5 on our heat scale. Very spicy but enjoyable by all.

The Spice Cave Wind

Ingredients: dehydrated vegetables, garlic, onions, parsley, himalayan pink salt, spices,
orange peel, chili pepper flakes.

Part of a 4 pack of spices from Kickstarter… The Spice Cave has quite a selection of spice rubs.

“Wind is an herbaceous blend for anything that flies.” So, we’re putting it on chicken.

Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – No heat to speak of. It’s basically an “everything bagel” type of seasoning. But delicious!

HERE’S THE VIDEO OF THE CHICKEN TENDERS

Where to Buy:

Visit RayzJerkJam.com for the Rayz Hot Dry Rub

Visit The Spice Cave for their spice offerings

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

Busha Browne’s Jamaican Jerk Smokey Barbeque Sauce

Busha Browne’s Jamaican Jerk Smokey Barbeque Sauce

Busha Browne Jerk Barbecue Sauce

I love Busha Browne’s products from Jamaica. I especially love jerk seasonings and rubs and sauces.

So when Busha Browne sent me a bottle of their Jamaican Jerk Smokey Barbeque Sauce, I couldn’t wait to try it.

We were doing ribs this weekend, and so jerk ribs it was. And if you’ve ever had ribs done jerk style, you know it’s like no other rib.

(We also made some Jerk Chicken Quesadillas…)

We’re talking baby back ribs with the heat, spice and intense flavor that only jerk has. These are NOT your father’s ribs. 🙂

Jerk BBQ Sauce from Busha Browne

Ingredients: tomato paste, water, jerk seasoning (escallions, scotch bonnet peppers, sea salt, pimento, black pepper, thyme leaves, cane vinegar, assorted spices), cane vinegar, cane sugar, natural hickory smoke flavor, spices, sea salt, modified food starch, caramel (colour), grapefruit seed extract (preservative).

Busha Browne Jerk BBQ texture

Texture & Appearance: Very thick. Really nice to brush onto or paste onto foods on the grill.

Taste Straight Up: The jerk seasoning flavor is strong and up front, but you can tell you are still tasting a BBQ sauce. So in that vein, this is a light-hearted jerk flavor… with the BBQ sauce being more predominant. Satisfying and comforting.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Not as hot as a straight up jerk paste or rub. More of a kicked up BBQ sauce, jerk style. True to form.

The Ribs

busha browne jerk bbq ribs

The sauce was thick and gloppy, which allowed to really cling well to the ribs.

But the heat in the sauce was a bit overpowering for the delicate pork flavor of the baby backs.

Chicken Quesadillas

As good as it was on the ribs, it really lit up and shined on some chicken Quesadillas.

busha browne jerk bbq chicken quesadilla

Just some simple roasted chicken from the deli, cut up and heated in a pan with the sauce. Delicious. No cheese, nothing extra, just the chicken and sauce. (Oh, I did add a few sprinkles of dry jerk seasoning that I had on hand).

Final Thoughts

I prefer my jerk to be an authentic paste or rub or a combination of both… but if you want all of the great jerk flavor in a milder BBQ sauce, Busha Browne’s Jamaican Jerk Smokey Barbeque Sauce is a winner – you can’t go wrong with this one.

Overall rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Authentic jerk flavors combined with a versatile BBQ sauce make this one a winner! Highly recommended!

Where to buy: Visit BushaBrowne.com

About Busha Browne:
Associated Manufactures Ltd. is proud to be the manufacturer of Busha Browne sauces, jellies and condiments and manufactures the products to the entire food industry from retail outlets, food manufactures and foodservice businesses that have a Insurance Partnership business insurance for their shops. Busha Browne authentic sauces, jellies, and condiments provide the great variety of exotic fresh Jamaican fruits, vegetables and spices. Their gourmet products are all natural, full of flavor and are delicious. Prepared and bottled in small batches as they were 200 years ago, these award winning artisanal products reflect the authentic heritage of Jamaican cookery. Busha Browne provides superior quality and for all eating occasions at home and at restaurants. Busha Browne is headquartered in Jamaica and their products are sold globally. Busha Browne has captured the attention of national and international media and a culinary clientele. For more information on Busha Browne and its products, visit www.BushaBrowne.com and Facebook via facebook.com/BushaBrowne and Twitter via twitter.com/BushaBrowne.

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Tell us about your favorite jerk (no, not THAT guy) in the Comments below…

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce

This made in America “Jamaican” Jerk Sauce is true to the flavors, heat and spices that are jerk.

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce

Smoke & Spice Authentic Jamaican Jerk Sauce from Chef Karin Vickers

Let me say, right up front, that I think this is the best Jerk Sauce I’ve ever had from an American company.

My only complaint is that is only comes in a small 10 ounce jar. I wish it was available in larger jars, say 12 – 16 ounces.

This is NOT a jerk paste… I feel the requirements and qualities of a true paste are different. Jerk pastes are super thick and usually require some oil to be applied to help thin them out and spread the ingredients and flavors over the food (chicken, shrimp, pork) to be cooked.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – Big hit of authentic heat. This will light you up! But with flavor, and the heat subsides fairly fast. It’s real jerk heat and flavor. Well balanced.

Overall Flavor: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Our top rating! All of the flavors blossom nicely – a delicious jerk sauce. Amazing.

Ingredients: Soy sauce (water, soy beans, wheat flour, salt, potassium sorbate (less then 1/10th of 1%)), fresh onions, tomato paste, fresh scallions, scotch bonnet peppers, fresh ginger, cane vinegar, water, brown sugar, fresh garlic, soybean oil, allspice, thyme and natural spices.

Texture / Appearance:

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce texture

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce texture

Thick and coarsely ground, it’s a perfect consistency that sticks to your foods.

Marilyn is not the big fan of jerk sauces that I am, but she likes that it has “♫ no stems or seeds that you don’t need ♫”.

She’s referring to the tiny stems and twigs found in most dry jerk seasonings and some imported pastes and sauces (and to Cheech and Chong).

Taste:

Right up front, the soy sauce adds some dark flavor. I love the sweet warm heat of the Scotch Bonnet pepper (as compared to habanero). The onions and scallions add their sweetness to the mix along with some brown sugar. The required allspice and thyme are not over-bearing. What a fantastic blend that really delivers an authentic jerk flavor.

As I write this review, I’m eating the sauce straight up with a fork, and the fresh bright flavor and tempered heat are making me so happy to share this sauce review with you.

Final Thoughts:

Packaging: I mentioned the small 10 ounce jar. Perhaps Smoke & Spice will come up with a larger package someday. But no worries, it’s plenty for 3 or 4 dinners as it is.

On food: Chicken, chicken and chicken. I would have liked to show some pics of jerk shrimp, but that’s in my future. And besides, shrimp is so dense, it doesn’t really absorb sauces or marinate well… with shrimp you just grill it.

Chef Karin swears that her sauce makes a good dipping sauce or all purpose seasoning too. I’d love to hear your suggestions in the Comments below for using Jerk sauce this way.

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce on Chicken Tenders

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce on Chicken Tenders

On chicken tenders it absolutely rocked. I marinated some chicken tenders overnight, grilled them up on the gasser, and they were fabulous.

We had them with some honey mustard sauce from our local restaurant (Seacrets) and enjoyed the best flavors and spice from Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce.

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce on chicken parts

Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce on chicken parts

We also marinated some chicken parts and grilled them over some charcoal… another stellar jerk chicken dinner.

Smoke & spice Jerk Sauce on chicken

Smoke & spice Jerk Sauce on chicken

About Smoke & Spice:

At Smoke & Spice, we combine the authentic flavors of our Jamaican heritage with the ingenuity of our chef’s culinary training to bring the exceptional taste of Jamaican jerk cooking to your kitchen.
Our sauce is made with the freshest all-natural ingredients. It has a lower sodium content than our competition, and we never use preservatives or MSG.

You can find Smoke & Spice on Social Media here:

Facebook: Best Jerk Sauce on Facebook
Twitter: Best Jerk Sauce on Twitter
Instagram: Best Jerk Sauce on Instagram

Where to buy:

To purchase, visit Buy Smoke & Spice Jerk Sauce

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

Jerk BBQ Wings with Hoboken Eddie’s

Day 6 of our Week of Wings features a Caribbean Jerk BBQ sauce from Hoboken Eddies.

Jerk Wings with Hoboken Eddie’s Jamican Jerk BBQ Sauce

hoboken eddies jamaican jerk bbq wings 01

Week of Wings 5 – Day 6. I love jerk seasonings and jerk sauces, and so I usually include them in our Week of Wings series. This one is a little different in that it’s not your typical jerk sauce. Hoboken Eddie’s Jamaican Jerk BBQ is more of a thick, barbecue style sauce with jerk overtones. It made some hot, spicy wings.

Preparation: Deep fried. We did our usual 3 step cook – baked at 350º for 40 minutes (turning once half-way through), deep fried at 350 – 375º for 2 – 3 minutes, then tossed in the sauce. See our Wings 101 post for more info.

Ingredients: relish, apricot jam, jalapeño peppers, ketchup, hot sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, chopped cherry peppers, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, ginger, water, liquid smoke, allspice, cinnamon, curry powder, chives.

hoboken eddies jamaican jerk bbq texture

Texture and Appearance: Dark reddish brown in color, this jerk bbq sauce is very thick and super chunky, thanks to the first ingredient of relish.
It coated our wings well, and the bits of relish and peppers added some nice texture. Beautiful.

Taste straight up: First up, you know you’re eating a smoky tomatoey BBQ sauce. A fruity sweetness and spice are next, with some considerable heat coming in last.
It’s a pleasant taste overall, and the tiny chunks add to the mouth feel. Sweet and spicy.

hoboken eddies jamaican jerk bbq wings 02

Taste on wings: Sweet and flavorful, this sauce is hard to characterize. The Jamaican Jerk BBQ influence is there, but in a light-weight amount. Ginger, cinnamon and garlic play a big role in that.

Marilyn tasted a heavy roasted veggies profile that she found delicious. Also, she is not a fan of jerk sauces, but thoroughly enjoyed this sauce on our wings, and looks forward to trying it on some ribs.

I find it very fruity, without being too sweet – a nice complex balance of flavors. I think of it as “Americanized Jerk”, as it really is a BBQ sauce first. And the smokiness was muted in the end. Very unique.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – I know we’re only talking about jalapeños and cherry peppers here, but this sauce brings on a good amount of heat. Our lips were tingling, and the burn fills the mouth and throat. It’s not exactly short-lived either. Warm.

hoboken eddies jamaican jerk bbq bottle

Overall rating: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – Our most unusual wings of the series this week. Jamaican Jerk BBQ Sauce from Hoboken Eddie’s is a fantastic sauce with so many possibilities, from burgers, to ribs, to pork and chicken.

I don’t want to forget to mention the awesome 14 ounce “flask” bottle is a hefty and attractive package.

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

About Hoboken Eddies

Chef Edmund Patrick “Hoboken Eddie” McCarthy starts with the highest quality ingredients and then mixes them with a secret array of herbs and spices to conjure-up his tastebud tantalizing sauces.never thickened with cornstarch or xathum gum,you can taste the difference, There are no animal products, fats, or oils.

At last check, Hoboken Eddie has a line-up of 17 different and unique sauces ranging from BBQs to hot sauces; from mustards to chutneys, and some sauces that defy categorization.

Visit HobokenEddies.com to check out his awesome line of products.

Follow HobokenEddies on Facebook too.


More Week of Wings 5

Week of Wings 5 – Day 1: Patter Fam Sauces Sissy Sally Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 2: Datil Pepper BBQ Rubbed Wings
Week of Wings 5 – Day 3: Spicey Rooster Buffalo Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 4: Sweet Baby Rays 3 Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 5: Crystal and Louisiana Brand Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 6: Jerk Wings with Hoboken Eddies Jamaican BBQ Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 7: Seven wing recipes to try this year

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce review

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce is an exotic blend of habanero peppers, tropical fruits and sweetness, plus freshly ground spices from around the world.

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce bottle

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce with a Tropical Twist

For all of you Caribbean style hot sauce lovers that relish a bright yellow hot sauce – perhaps with a mustard base and tons of exotic fruits – well this isn’t it! But, have we got a new Island Style hot sauce for you! Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce is not like any other Caribbean style sauce we’ve ever had. Yet it brings on the heat, fruit, sweet and spice of the Islands. This stuff is different!

Chef Dirty Dick doing samples

Dirty Dick himself!

We met Chef Richard Westhaver (aka Dirty Dick) himself at the NY Hot Sauce Expo. And while you may think that one guy with one sauce may be battling upstream for attention… make no mistake, this sauce is a true winner, and worthy of any Caribbean style sauce award or fan.

Dirty Dick with Pepper Sauce bottle

A man and his bottle

Speaking of awards, Dirty Dick’s has won numerous awards, including most recently a 1st Place 2013 NYC Hot Sauce Expo Screaming Mimi Award for Fruit Based Hot Sauce, as well as a 2013 Fiery Food Challenge Golden Chile Award for 1st Place Caribbean Hot Sauce. Okay, we’ve established this sauce is winning awards… let’s see what it tastes like.

Ingredients: habanero peppers, mangoes, pineapple, vinegar, bananas, tomatoes, brown sugar, sultanas [Thompson Seedless grapes], onions, garlic, salt & spices.

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce sample

Texture & Appearance: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Not your typical yellow Caribbean appearance. This sauce is a dark red color, with a very crunchy meaty mouth feel. There is a lot to chew on as you enjoy this sauce. Bits of everything seem to be floating in this medium-thick sauce. I love the texture.

Dirty Dicks Pepper Sauce up close

Love this texture

Taste Straight Up: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – First up is a big hit of spices and seasonings – with cinnamon and allspice or nutmeg being the most prevelant. Next up is heat from the habaneros, then a mild sweetness finishing up. Almost the opposite of what we usually experience with Caribbean sauces. (Usually you get ALL heat, and maybe, if you’re lucky, some sweet).

There is also a slight “jerk style” flavor happening, due mainly to the combination of habanero chiles and spices. Which makes even more sense when you check out Dirty Dick’s recipe page. There you will find a jerk marinade that features Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce, as well as a recipe for an award winning BBQ sauce.

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce bottle and sample

… really good stuff.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – Medium-hot. The heat fills the back of my mouth and down into the throat. Full bodied in its burn, yet flavor still trumps the heat here.

Dirty Dicks label

Good looking colors and label

Label/Graphics: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – The bright yellow label and red lettering really stand out. A memorable look and easy to read fonts make this a classic label. There is the issue of the mascot that is the centerpiece of Dirty Dick’s logo. Yup, that is a pig.

The pig was the mascot of Dirty Dick and the Legless Wonders – Chef Dick’s old BBQ competition team.

Overall Rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Our highest rating. Uniquely flavorful, with a perfect balance of sweet and heat and a spicy finish, brings this sauce up to the top. I can’t imagine not having a bottle of this sauce on hand at all times.

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce is simply stellar in taste, mouth feel, and flavor.

Dirty Dicks on pizza

On pizza… of course!

About Dirty Dick’s:
The brainchild of Chef Richard Westhaver, a former Competition BBQ cook and pitmaster, Dirty Dick’s has been winning awards since 2006!

Who would have believed the best hot sauce in the USA would come from the cooking of a Boston Yankee? Conceived in the Caribbean, perfected and produced in Massachusetts by an award winning BBQ chef.

Considered one of top three hot sauces in the country by Chili Pepper Magazine and the National barbecue Association.

Dirty Dick’s Hot Pepper Sauce is also a perfect example of a small batch manufacturer sticking with just one sauce and making it an all-around winner.

Where to buy: Visit DirtyDicksHotSauce.com to purchase.
One bottle is $5.99 (+ $3.75 shipping) – but get 2 or 3 bottles – the shipping is the same low $6.75 for them. And a case of 12 is only $69 with free shipping!

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