Dry Rubs

 
    When I find or create a rub that I especially like, I make a large batch and put it in a labeled spice jar so I can have easy access to it when ever I need it. I do not need to dig out all of the ingredients each time, but can simple take it off the shelf. These are the rubs I use often, and have them on the shelf waiting for their next meal. These recipes come from various sources, and may or may not have been modified or adjusted.
     The quantities listed are for a single mix. I will usually make the small quantity recipes in multiples so I have enough left over to store for future use.

Rotisserie Chicken Rub

1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 sprig rosemary, chopped

This simple mix really flavors chicken, especially cornish hens!

 

Coffee Rub For Beef

2 tablespoons finely ground coffee or espresso powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper

 

Jamacian Curry Powder

2 1/2 tablespoons ground turmeric
1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds
1 Tablespoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons allspice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons dry yellow mustard seeds
2 teaspoons ground fenugreek seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons white or black pepper
1 whole dried clove (use about 1/4 teaspoon ground)
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg optional
1/2 teaspoon dried and ground or more scotch bonnet pepper or cayenne pepper

Note: When grinding whole seed, toast seeds for 3-5 minutes in an iron frying pan, then grind.

 

Blackened Catfish Rub

2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. white pepper
2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. lemon pepper
2 tsp. cumin or chili powder
2 tsp. rosemary (crush in hand before adding)
2 tsp. fennel seed (crush with back of spoon)
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt

Creole Seasoning


2 T onion powder
2 T garlic powder
2 T dried oregano
2 T dried basil
1 T dried thyme
1 T black pepper
1 T white pepper
1 T cayenne pepper
5 T paprika
3 T salt
feel free to add:
celery powder
ground bay leaf
(note: this makes a lot, so unless you have a large use for this, do not multiply but just make as directed)

Go-To Salmon Rub

1/4 teaspoon salt (light measure)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (heavy measure)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (heavy measure)
1/4 teaspoon ginger (heavy measure)
(mix ingredients together)

1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar (more or less) (keep separate)

note: These quantities are per 1-1/2 lbs of salmon. Add brown sugar only when salmon is almost done




 

 

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