Raleigh Hotel Chef Bottles His Signature Rib Rub and Sauces for Diners to Bring Home the Flavors of Carolina BBQ

SOURCE: Marriott

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel Offers Three Signature BBQ Products

RALEIGH, NC–(Marketwire – August 24, 2010) –  Barbeque can be a contentious topic, with fans devoted to their own regional style. But all the diners and clients who have tasted the BBQ dishes on Chef Salerno’s menu at The Crabtree Grill and at the special events he’s catered at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel agree that his BBQ flavors were so great that he should bottle it! And that’s exactly what Chef Salerno and his culinary team did.

The Raleigh hotel’s team created and produced three signature products: Crabtree’s Rib Rub BBQ Spice Blend, Crabtree’s Rib Rub Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce, and Crabtree’s Rib Rub Carolina BBQ Sauce, so diners and guests can now bring home the barbeque flavors they enjoyed so much at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.

The Crabtree Rib Rub is a blend of 11 spices including brown sugar, paprika, ground pepper, cumin, dry mustard, and onion and garlic powder. The tomato based Crabtree Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce gets its main flavor profile from molasses and chipotle pepper, and the Crabtree Carolina BBQ Sauce is a classic Carolina-style apple cider vinegar based sauce. All three products are produced and bottled locally for the hotel near Raleigh airport in nearby Louisburg, NC.

The stick-to-your-ribs sauces are served as condiments in The Crabtree Grill and the products are available in the hotel’s gift shop at $7 per bottle for the BBQ sauces and $5 for the rib rub, or any 3 for $17. For more information, visit www.CrabtreeGrill.com/RibRub.

Chef Salerno plans to enter some local cooking competitions to showcase his rub and sauces which are based on the recipes that he uses on the BBQ ribs and pulled pork sandwiches served at the restaurant. Here Chef Salerno shares his recipe for fork tender baby back ribs.

Crabtree’s Rib Rub Fork Tender Baby Back Ribs

  • 2 tablespoons Crabtree’s Rib Rub BBQ Spice Blend 
  • 1 rack Baby Back Pork Ribs
  • 2 ounces Crabtree’s Rib Rub Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Remove membrane from the back of ribs. Wash thoroughly and pat dry. Sprinkle “Crabtree’s Rib Rub BBQ Spice Rub Blend” on both sides of the ribs, tightly wrap in plastic film, then again in aluminum foil. Bake in 250-degree oven for 2 hours, remove from oven and cool. Prior to serving, remove from wrap and place on pre-heated grill, basting with “Crabtree’s Rib Rub Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce” until hot.

The 375-room RDU hotel is conveniently located near Raleigh Durham International Airport, with a complimentary shuttle to/from the airport. The upscale hotel is within minutes of North Carolina State University and downtown Raleigh attractions, with easy access to Duke University and Durham, NC attractions. Guests can relax at The Crabtree Grill and Quinn’s Sports Bar, or enjoy the health club, swimming pool, nearby golf courses and shopping at the Crabtree Valley Mall. With beautifully landscaped grounds and excellent service, the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley is Raleigh’s premier hotel for business, weekend getaways, family and leisure travel alike. The hotel has earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR® label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts to conserve water and energy and protect the environment. Nineteen state-of-the-art event venues, dedicated Raleigh event planning professionals and superb catering make Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley an ideal location for meetings and celebrations.

For information on Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley call 1-800-228-9290, or click here.

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