This distinctive and exclusive blend is a versatile rub suitable for all types of meat and general culinary use. The foundational element of this blend is porcini mushrooms, which provide a rich and natural flavour enhancer with a delightful umami taste.
The ingredients include salt, pepper, porcini mushrooms, garlic, paprika, red pepper, and thyme.
Cattle Call is designed to be a multipurpose blend beyond grilling and smoking meats. In our household, we have replaced salt and pepper with this blend, keeping a tin next to our stove. We use it in various dishes, including eggs, pasta sauce, coleslaw, steak, stir fry, chicken burgers, and more. Remember that Cattle Call has a prominent saltiness, so adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.
Ingredient Fun Fact:
As evident in our rubs, porcini mushrooms play a vital role. Their high content of amino acids and the dehydration process impart a distinct "meaty" flavour that intensifies other flavours, adding a punch of umami.
The name "Cattle Call" draws inspiration from the ranching practice where cattle gather to feed. We chose this name to represent the harmonious gathering of friends and family for shared meals.