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The Ultimate Guide to Cluck & Squeal Seasonings & BBQ Rubs - Cluck & Squeal Seasonings and BBQ Rubs.

The Ultimate Guide to Cluck & Squeal Seasonings & BBQ Rubs

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, cooking over an open flame is a time-honoured tradition that's enjoyed by many. But to take your BBQ to the next level, you'll need to know how to season your meats to perfection.

When it comes to hosting a BBQ, nothing beats the joy of cooking outdoors in the summer air of Canada, and what better way to do it than by hosting a BBQ with your friends and familyWhether you're a seasoned BBQ pro or just starting out, one crucial aspect of achieving mouth-watering results is knowing how to season your meats to perfection. That's where Canadian made Cluck & Squeal Seasonings & BBQ Rubs come in. In this comprehensive guide, we'll take a closer look at these top-notch seasonings and rubs that are sure to elevate your BBQ game to new heights.

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Cluck & Squeal is a well-known brand that specializes in creating high-quality seasonings and rubs appreciated by many international culinary cultures whether over the fire cooking or simply in the kitchen for daily meal creations. Our carefully crafted blends are made from premium ingredients, expertly combined to enhance the flavour of your meats/vegetables and elevate your BBQ experience. With a wide range of flavours to choose from, you can find the perfect Cluck & Squeal Seasoning and BBQ rub to bring your preferred international/cultural flavour/taste preferences and culinary creations to life. 

In this guide, we'll explore the best rubs and seasonings to use for your BBQ, along with tips and tricks to help you achieve that perfect meal every time.

What are BBQ Rubs and Seasonings?

Before we dive into the best rubs and seasonings for your BBQ/Grill/Firecooker let's define what they are.

Rubs and seasonings are blends of herbs, spices, salt, sometime sugar and other flavourings that are used to add flavour to your meats, vegetables and side dishes before cooking. One of the key aspects of a great BBQ is the rub. Cluck & Squeal offers a variety of rubs, each with its unique flavour profile to suit different meats and international culinary/cultural/ethnic cooking styles.

The Best BBQ Rubs and Seasonings in Summer in Canada

Now that you know what rubs and seasonings are, it's time to explore the best ones to use for your summertime BBQ. Here are some of the top options:

Cluck & Squeal Original All Purpose Seasoning & BBQ Rub:  

All Purpose Seasoning and BBQ Rub is used by world-renowned chefs and pit masters from across North America and Europe. Famous on chicken and pork, it can also be used on steak, seafood, and fish. All Purpose seasoning can also add mouth watering herbal richness to vegetables and soups. This blend has become a staple in kitchens today with unlimited uses across North America. With almost fail-proof, self-explanatory names for their seasonings to herd you in the right direction, this all-purpose seasoning is easy to use and will make your taste buds dance with excitement no matter your cultural background.


Cluck & Squeal Original Bold Browning Seasoning & BBQ Rub:

Inspired by travels in Texas and the southern US states - this rub was designed to let the true flavours of the beef shine through as the star of the show. Bold Browning offers the perfect taste and texture profile for beef. Bold Browning is not only an amazing rub for steak and beef ribs, but also for pork, lamb, and wild game. High-heat searing, roasting, or low and slow barbecue maximizes this seasoning’s rich flavour and prized crusting effect.

Uses: Brown bolding can be incorporated into ethnic cultural favourites, like Jamaican jerk, Mexican fajitas, Island/Caribbean stews/chilies, Texas brisket, and beef rib rub.


Cluck & Squeal Rib Formula Seasoning & BBQ Rub:

This award-winning rib rub is formulated lower in salt, so it can be applied generously. Once your ribs are tender, glaze them with pure maple syrup and add a dusting of Rib Formula. No need for sauce! Cluck & Squeal Rib Formula is also a proven winner with pork belly, chicken wings, and thighs. This product welcomes the addition of sweet, spicy, and espresso grounds.  Visit our website for recipes to see the versatility of this product – pork ribs are just the beginning!


Cluck & Squeal Savory Spicy Seasoning & BBQ Rub made with Himalayan Salt:

Apply Cluck & Squeal Savory Spicy liberally on roasted CHICKEN WINGS, pan-seared, and braised PORK CHOPS OR STEAKS. Savory Spicy can be dusted? on Halibut then baked then broiled. Please include it in your own recipes for soups, stews, sauces, chili, stir-fries, rice, vegetables, tacos, and much more.

The “Savory” notes in this Savory Spicy blend have been used by many cultures to richen their dishes for over a century. The “Spicy” level will fill your palette with a flavourful warmth and entice the “non-spicy” consumers to be curious. Himalayan salt, known to consist of 84 minerals that supports numerous health benefits along with its delicate taste, pairs perfectly with our savory spices and chilies. Firecook Marc Cardinali created this blend, with the inspiration of his mother’s ‘one pan meal’ method, kept simple and flavourful. Our small batch pure chili pepper blend, “Tasty Hot” pairs perfectly with the Savory Spicy Seasoning & BBQ Rub, incorporated together for that extra spicy heat.


Cluck & Squeal Montreal Seasoning & BBQ Rub made with Himalayan Salt:

While keeping true to the flavours of Montreal seasoning, Firecook Marc Cardinali saw an opportunity to improve the seasoning’s performance. This medium coarse blend featuring Himalayan salt was developed for the use of many cooking methods, and improved taste, and texture for your meals. This high-quality salt is delicate on the palette and is known for its 84 minerals that support numerous health benefits for the health-conscious consumer.


Cluck & Squeal All Purpose Seasoned Salt made with Himalayan Salt: 

The ultimate seasoned salt for all your culinary adventures! Crafted with care and precision, this exceptional seasoning blend is infused with the unique flavour and mineral-rich benefits of Himalayan salt, making it a versatile and flavourful addition to your kitchen. This all-purpose seasoned salt is expertly crafted to elevate your cooking game. It's perfect for seasoning a wide variety of foods, from poultry and beef to vegetables and seafood. Whether you're grilling, roasting, sautéing, or simply adding a finishing touch to your culinary creations,

- Replace your salt in all your recipes with our All Purpose Himalayan seasoned salt, and then a touch more to taste if needed. 

PERFECT MEASURE - Add 1 tablespoon for each pound of meat to make Burgers or Sausages.

IN MODERATION - According to fat content, thickness, and your chosen ingredient.

ROASTED CHICKEN & STEAKS - Moderately covered, you can still see the meat through the seasoning. 

PRIME RIB & BBQ BRISKET - Cover well, marinate for one hour, and ensure the seasoned salt has adhered well. Add coarse butcher black pepper to experience a Central Texas Style Barbecue flavour.


Cluck & Squeal Tasty Hot:

The perfect spice kick to elevate your favorite foods to a whole new level of flavor. With its unique blend of chilis, Tasty Hot adds a kick of heat that can be tailored to your taste preferences. Created with care by Firecook Marc Cardinali, this condiment? is made using only clean, well-made ingredients, with one pure natural ingredient at its core.

What sets Tasty Hot apart is its balanced heat that doesn't overpower your taste buds, but leaves a memorable impact. It brings the rich and authentic chili pepper heat to any sauce, chili, or salsa, making them irresistibly delicious. It can also be used in the preparation of meat dishes, adding that perfect touch of spiciness for those who love a little heat in their meals.

When you use Tasty Hot, you'll notice how it warms the back of your mouth and enriches each bite with its distinct flavor. It's the perfect condiment? /secret ingredient for pepper-lovers who appreciate the nuances of heat in their food. Spike to taste and let Tasty Hot enhance your culinary creations to new heights!


Pigman One-4-All:

With a name that commands attention, a voice that is unmistakable, and an explosive on-screen personality, Brian Quaca, also known as "Pigman," has amassed a dramatic fan following. Renowned throughout the USA as a wild hog assassin, avid outdoorsman, and big game hunter, Pigman is not only the Executive Producer of "Pigman the Series," but also a 4-Time Sportsman Channel Host of the Year.

In 2017, Pigman joined forces with Firecook Marc Cardinali, a 3rd Generation Firemaster, Pizzaiolo, and Firecooker Inventor from Canada, who is a Master of Fire & Spice and the creator of the award-winning Cluck & Squeal Seasoning & BBQ Rub line of products. This unique partnership was born during a hunting excursion, where north met south and game met spice.

The result of this collaboration is a versatile seasoning that has become one of the most sought-after products for hunters, anglers, home chefs, and anyone who loves great flavour. This seasoning brings together the best of both worlds - the expertise of Pigman in the hunting realm and the culinary fire mastery of Marc Cardinali in creating exceptional flavours. It's a seasoning that adds a special touch to any dish, whether it's game meat or other culinary creations, making it a must-have for flavour enthusiasts across the USA.


Tips and Tricks for the perfect BBQ/Smokeout/Grill/Bake

Now that you have some great rubs and seasonings to use, here are some tips and tricks to help you achieve perfectly seasoned BBQ every time:

Start with a clean grill: Make sure to clean your grill before cooking to prevent any leftover flavours from previous BBQs from affecting the taste of your meat.

Use the right amount of seasoning: When using rubs and seasonings, it's important to use the right amount. Too much can overpower the meat, while too little can make it bland.

Let your meat rest: After cooking, let your meat rest.  Different cuts of meat require shorter or longer resting periods, be sure to learn or experiment and keep records of your cooks to nail the best results every time.  This allows the juices to slow down within the muscle fibers that will aid in a tender or juicy result.  

The Wrap:

With these tips and tricks, along with the best seasonings and BBQ rubs for this summertime BBQ season, you're sure to impress your guests with your perfectly flavoured meals with Cluck & Squeal. So fire up the grill, get your favourite seasonings and rubs ready, and enjoy a summer of delicious BBQ.

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  • Your Aunt Sarah introduced me to Cluck and Squeal at a cottage we go to most summers. I love your rubs and will do it shortly to a beer can chicken but I do not use beer as celiac so will just use water.

    Mary Anne Meagher

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