I’ve decided to move away from rubs that contain sugar, largely because they’re not that all-round (sugar starts burning at higher temperatures) and also because the sugar makes them stick to my grate, which means more cleanup.
Also, I’m sure I get enough sugar in me during an average week, so if I can do without it in rubs – great!
So why not try this good all-round rub with some kick to it, which goes well with chicken, pork, beef, and even fish. Just mix all this together.
Use a mortar and pestle or your electric coffee grinder to get everything pretty finely ground:
- 1 cup paprika powder
- 0,5 cups hot, smoky paprika powder (Spanish or Hungarian variety)
- 4 tbsp ground chili flakes
- 4 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup celery salt
- 4 tbsp smoked sea salt
- 2 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp marjoram
- 2 tbsp onion flakes
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp dry mustard
Mix it all together and you’re ready to go! This recipe should make somewhere between 3-4 cups of rub, which should last you a couple of weeks or months, depending on how much you BBQ… Enjoy!