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The first indigenous tribes Christopher Columbus encountered on the island he named Hispaniola had developed a unique method for cooking meat over an indirect flame, created using green wood to keep the food (and wood) from burning. Reports indicate that the Spanish referred to this new style of cooking as barbacoa: the original barbecue.
As the Spanish explorers who followed Columbus turned their expeditions north, they brought the cooking technique with them. In 1540, close to present-day Tupelo, Mississippi, the Chicksaw tribe, in the presence of explorer Hernando de Soto, cooked a feast of pork over the barbacoa. Eventually, the technique made its way to the colonies, traveling as far north as Virginia.
Corn bread emerged as the side dish of choice, owing largely to the fact that in humid Southern climates, corn grew better than wheat (which was prone to fungal infections). Barbecue allowed an abundance of food to be cooked at once and quickly became the go-to menu item for large gatherings like church festivals and neighborhood picnics.
When you want old school robust flavor, suitable for chicken, shrimp, pork, beef — you name it, barbeque spice hits the mark. But it also spices up casseroles, side dishes and veggies.
Used in grilling and smoking because the seasoning penetrates the meat during the cooking process, your dish will be rendered even more delicious with our aromatic blend of spices and herbs.
BBQ Spice may either be rubbed into the flesh for a short time before cooking or mixed with your favorite marinade. BBQ Spice Blend is also excellent as a base for sauces.