When you are planning to make grilled pork for your dinner, aside from marinating the meat prior to grilling, a spice rub is a good way to add flavor and taste to the meat if it is not marinated. Combining the right spices and herbs and proper seasoning is what makes a good spice rub for any kind of meat. This article will list down the different kinds of spices and herbs that you can use to make a spice rub next time you prepare grilled meat for dinner. Read on.
- What will you need? You will need one fourth cup of brown sugar. This ingredient will make your grilled meat golden and sweet. The spices that you will need for this particular spice rub recipe are paprika, cinnamon, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder. For the herbs, you will need oregano powder, thyme, parsley and mint leaves. You will also be needing a bowl and spoon for mixing the spices and herbs and a jar for storing your spice rub.
- Chop. You have to chop the thyme, parsley and mint leaves very finely. Or you can opt to blend these herbs in a blender to achieve a powdery consistency.
- Combine. Using a bowl and spoon, combine the sugar, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano powder and the chopped or blended thyme, parsley and mint leaves.
- Rub. Once you have combined all the ingredients together, take out the meat pieces and rub the spices on either side of the meat. Set aside. Prepare your grill and once you have started a fire, stick the meat in the grill and grill on one side. Once the side has turned golden brown, turn the meat over and cook the other side. Let the meat cool before serving with rice or mashed potato and vegetables. Store your leftover spice rub in an airtight jar for future use.
The process of making a spice rub for grilling meat is very easy. All
you need to do is to combine all the ingredients together. You can also
make spice rubs and place them in jars to give away to family and
friends. If you are business minded, you can sell your spice rubs in
village bazaars. They are cheap to make and you can gain a profit when
you sell them. Spice rubs are not only limited to pork meats. They can
also be used on poultry, beef and fish. The ingredients listed above are
merely suggestions. You can add your favorite spices and remove the
ones that you do not like very much. Mix and match spices and herbs for
every spice rub that you will make and compare tastes. You can use all
of those to add variety on your grilled meat. Your family and friends
will love the idea that your grilled meat do not taste the same every
time because you use different combinations of spices and herbs on your
rubs. They will definitely keep coming back for more.