Okay folks, I’m definitely in “foodie mode” today. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of trying out two delicious sauces that were part of my speaker “swag bag” given to me after presenting at ALDA last week. The hubs and I decided to put a Boston butt in the slow cooker as the perfect medium for enjoying these Alabama local sauces.
The Rob Berglin’s Shube Sauce is a creation straight out of Fairhope, AL and is known as a Gulf Coast “universal condiment.” I noticed the Shube Sauce had a sweet, vinegar base that can definitely hold its own.
Mr. P’s (Pilleteri’s) Sauce is a well-known commodity in Birmingham. In fact, it has even been voted as “Best Sauce in Town” by Birmingham Magazine. My hubby was particularly excited about the Mr. P’s being a Birmingham native who’s grown up on many Mr. P’s products. It is also a sweet sauce and very reminiscent of an Arby’s sauce with a little bit more awesome.
With the pork butt that my husband got, we decided to fashion the rub from this recipe at chow.com give or take a few ingredients.
When all was said and done, I really enjoyed tonight’s dish. We ended up mixing a little bit of both the Shube Sauce and Mr. P’s. The recipe from chow.com was different from the rub my husband usually does…especially with the call for cumin. This definitely did not taste like the traditional type of roast we usually have at our house and was more so reminiscent of the flavors of a Cuban pork, black bean, and rice dish that I had in Los Angeles almost 10 years ago. Don’t get me wrong, this meat was delicious on the onion roll, but I think our game plan for dinner tomorrow night is to make some delicious black beans and rice to go along with the pork. I will keep you all posted! 🙂
Bottom line: definitely give Shube Sauce and Mr. P’s Sauce and products a go the next time you’re in the Alabama Gulf Coast or Birmingham area. And for my Alabama native readers, please share your favorite dishes to use Shube Sauce and Mr. P’s products! 🙂
Until next time!