Monday, January 30, 2012

S&S Brand Rubs and Sauces (Review)


The kind folks at S&S Brand sent me samples of their fish and jerk rubs to try out recently. As soon as I received the samples in the mail, I ran out to the market to pick up some chicken and fish to try these rubs out.  I used the following recipes from the S&S Brand website, when preparing my two dishes with their rubs:

Jerk Chicken

Yield - 4 Servings

4 Each Chicken breasts or whole legs

2 Tablespoons S&S brand Jerk Rub

3 Tablespoons Canola Oil


- Whisk together the S&S brand Jerk Rub and canola oil and rub all over the chicken and let marinate 1 hour.

- Grill the chicken over low heat turning over every 10 minutes for about 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

S&S Fish Piccata

Yield - 4 Servings

3 Tablespoons Canola Oil

4 Each Petrale Sole, fillets

1 Tablespoon S&S brand Fish Rub

1/4 Cup AP Flour

2 Each Lemons, juiced

1/4 Cup White Wine

2 Tablespoons Capers

2 Tablespoons Butter

2 Tablespoons Parsley, chopped


- Mix together AP flour and S&S brand Fish Rub and dredge fish in it.

- Heat canola oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat.

- Sear fish about 3 minutes on 1 side and 1 minute on the other side and remove from pan.

- Add the white wine to the pan to deglaze. Stir well. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until butter is melted. Pour over fish.
My Thoughts:
As a busy mom, I have limited time to spend in the kitchen preparing elaborate dinners. So, whenever possible, I look for products that will have make preparing healthy and delicious meals easily and in a short amount of time.  One way I found to cut down on time in the kitchen is by using rubs and sauces.  And, thanks to S&S Brand, they have given me rubs that turn my bland dishes into tasty ones in seconds.  And, with all the recipes available on their website, even a novice cook can find a recipe to use with the S&S Brand rubs and sauces.  I chose the above recipes because my family loves Caribbean flavored chicken, and I wanted to see how the S&S Brand jerk rub would add flavor to plain chicken breasts.  Boy, was I impressed with the flavor this rub provided.  The meal was easy to prepare, and by the end, we didn't have any leftovers -- just empty plates!!!  As for the fish dish, I chose this because my family is fans of piccata dishes (chicken and fish).  Preparing this dish was a cinch.  And, within minutes, I had a hot and tasty dish on the table.   Instead of the usual pasta I serve my piccata dishes with, I chose to serve the fish over white rice.  Again, there were no leftovers, and we used French bread to sop up the melted butter and wine reduction sauce left behind.  All I can say is, "Yum!"  

So, if you are like me, and are pressed for time when it comes to creating dinner time meals the whole family will enjoy, why not consider order some rubs and BBQ sauces from S&S Brand today?  I will definitely be ordering more Jerk rub, as well as some of their BBQ sauces.

S&S Brand Products Available For Purchase:

St. Louis Style BBQ Sauce
Tennessee Style BBQ Sauce
Carolina Style BBQ sauce
BBQ Spice Rub
4 Peppercorn Rub
Fish Rub
Jerk Rub
Poultry Rub
Ranch Rub
All-Purpose Brine


Click here to order any of the above sauces and/or rubs from B&B brands today, to help spice up your dishes instantly. Prices vary depending on product and size.