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Grilled Vegetables with Andy’s Rub


  • 2 zucchini, unpeeled
  • 1 basket of button mushrooms (rinse)
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 basket cherry tomatoes (rinse)
  • 1 basket tri-colored peppers
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar


Wash zucchini, slice into rounds and then in half (discard ends).  Cut cherry tomatoes in half.  Cut peppers in large strips discarding seeds.

Place zucchini slices, mushrooms, sliced red onion, tomatoes, peppers and minced garlic into a glass bowl.  Mix in 1/4 cup olive oil (more if needed to coat well).  Sprinkle lightly with balsamic vinegar.  Sprinkle a generous portion of Andy’s rub into vegetables.  Mix well.  Best if left to marinate at room temperature for at 1/2 hour.

Heat grill to high.  In a grilling basket, put in vegetables with a slotted spoon.  Cook over high heat, stirring constantly.  Vegetables are best if they remain crunchy (so taste to your liking).  Just before removing, add some of the marinade to raise heat (fire) and char vegetables so they are slightly blackened.

Serve with your favorite grilled fish, meat or poultry.

Cathy D,  Alamo

“Look like a gourmet cook….Use Andy’s Rub”

Look like a gourmet cook….Use Andy’s Rub!!!!

I am not your average cook…cooking is my passion!  I have been using Andy’s rub for years. My guests always want to know what I’ve put on my meat, fish, poultry or pork. I used to have to say it’s a secret recipe of my Uncle Andy’s, but now they are thrilled they can purchase it for their own kitchens!!!  If you’re not a gourmet cook, they’ll think you are with Andy’s Rub!!!

Saucy Chicken


  • Whole Chicken
  • 2 cups Applesauce
  • 1/4cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Andy’s Rub


Clean Chicken.

Place in 14 x 9 pan

Mix applesauce with Worcestershire sauce and pour over chicken, then cover with Andy’s Rub.

Put on grill cooking with indirect heat at about 300 for 2 hours. I have done this in the oven as well and it turns out fine. It smells terrific and tastes even better!

By Valerie Marinovich, Gilroy CA

Chicken De Palma (Rotisserie or Oven Roasted)


  • One large 6-7 Lb Roasting Chicken
  • 1/2 orange (sliced into thin slices)
  • 1/2 Lemon (sliced into thin slices)
  • 10-15 Fresh Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 Cup White or Red Table Wine
  • 4 Tbsp Andy’s Rub
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme


Prepare rotisserie, or pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Remove giblets from chicken cavity and rinse bird in cold water.

Combine orange slices, lemon slices, 1 Tbsp Andy’s Rub, garlic cloves, rosemary, thyme and wine in medium bowl, gently hand-mix all ingredients together until well coated

Stuff all ingredients into bird cavity.

Secure cavity openings closed with toothpicks.

Paint exterior of bird with olive oil – sprinkle and rub remaining 3 Tbsp of Andy’s Rub on entire exterior of bird.

Place bird on rotisserie at medium heat for approximately 1 3/4 – 2 hrs or until fully cooked -OR- Roast in preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 1 1/2 hrs or until fully cooked.

Remove from Rotisserie/oven, let sit for 5 minutes, carve, serve hot and enjoy!

By Steve DePalma, El Dorado Hills, CA

“You’ve got it down and dialed-in”

Awesome!  Andy’s Rub has replaced my ex- favorite rub which I’ve been using for years. You’ve got it down and dialed-in with the perfect blend of herbs, spices & just the right “kick” to enhance the taste and flavor of all my grill and barbequed favorites. Thank you!

“Really, you have to try ANDY’S RUB, it’s absolutely AWESOME!”

All I can say is I tasted this rub on a Tri Tip roast that was cooked to perfection and served at a recent wedding reception. This stuff is unbelievable, created, produced and marketed by a local guy that’s been in the Meat Industry and Catering Business for over 40 years. Really, you have to try ANDY’S RUB, it’s absolutely AWESOME!

“problem solved, with Andy’s Rub.”

I’m not the kind of person that cooks in the kitchen. I love to bbq! But my biggest problem was finding a good, flavorful rub. Well problem solved, with Andy’s Rub. No more shopping for spices!!