Product Review: Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning
As a hunter and grill master, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting things to try when it comes to BBQ. For months I have read reviews from my fellow bloggers on Papa Scott's Camp Dog Seasonings and I couldn't take it any more. I just HAD to try some of this tasty goodness they kept writing about!
Scott has quite a following on Twitter (@Camp_Seasoning) and after tweeting back and forth with him, I found out he offers samples to people on his website and only charges $1 for the shipping. How could I go wrong? So I ordered a sample and in a few days I had treasure in my mailbox. After opening the envelope, the first thing I noticed was the incredible aroma. Inside were two small plastic bags filled to capacity with spices. I opened each bag and deeply inhaled to get the full aroma and it was gooooood! I couldn't wait to try it out, so I took out a couple packages of venison and set to work.
Here are a few (bad) photos from my phone that I took during the process of cooking. You have to understand, I was hungry and the spices were truly making my mouth water.
|Two bags of goodness just waiting to be tested.|
|After patting down the venison, I applied the dry rub. It looks fantastic!|
|On the grille and sizzling. You can't even imagine how good this smelled!|
|Excuse the terrible photo, but I was damn hungry.|
After all was said and done, I will freely admit that this was the best Cajun spice rub I have ever used. Bar none! Trust me, I have used plenty of Cajun spices as I used to be a head cook at a bar-n-grille where grilling was a thing of beauty. I can't even call the spices I used there Cajun. They don't hold a candle to Camp Dog Seasoning.
Here's what I like about the rub:
- Not full of sugar like some rubs I have tried. The spices speak for themselves and stick to the meat without any 'sticky' aid.
- Flavorful and aromatic. 'Nuff said!
- You don't have to marinade the meat overnight. You just apply the rub and put the meat right on the grill. Awesome!
- A little goes a LONG way!
- It goes on just about anything. I have used it on my grilled cheese sandwiches, in my tomato soup, on pasta and on my eggs in the morning. It is fantastic on ALL of it!
Now, I like both flavors, the mild and the original, but I do prefer the original much, much more. The original has a nice kick to it without being overpowering. It leaves a zing on your tongue, but it doesn't take away from the flavor. I think the mild would be good for a BBQ for a bunch of people that may or may not like spicy and it would probably go really well on chicken, too. I used all of mine on venison because I had it to use. If your friends and family like spicy, then I highly recommend the original blend. You can't go wrong!
Papa Scott sells it in different sizes and offers other products on his site. The 8 oz. canister of original Camp Dog Seasoning sells for only $7.50 and that seems like a steal to me. That's the one I bought. Like I said, a little goes a long way and this stuff is great. I even had some shipped to NY so when I get there to hunt whitetails we can grill some backstraps with it. I am sure they are going to go nuts for it! Be sure to get some!