How to Create Great Spice Rubs in Minutes

DIY Dry Rubs Spice bottles for dry rubs

It is winter in Wisconsin and we still grill outside.  If you are not that brave, you can still use these rubs to use on your inside grill.

We eat a lot of chicken, so spice rubs give a nice variety to each meal to give it a different taste.  Dry rubs will give your meat/fish a light cover of seasoning that will be seared into the meat/fish for a really nice taste.

Just measure, mix and rub.  Refrigerate meat/fish for at least 30 minutes before grilling.

Best Seasoning/Rubs for Poultry

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    6 Tbsp. Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. onion powder or ¼ cup minced fresh onion
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder or ¼ cup minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar (can substitute Stevia using 2 drops)
  • 1 Tbsp. Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Spicy mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Cracked PepperDelicious spice-rubbed salmon

Lemon Pepper

  • 3 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 6 Tbsp. Lemon Pepper

 

Best for Beef, Pork, Seafood or Poultry

 

Southwest Seasoning

  • ¼ C. Cumin
  • 3 Tbsp. Ground Coriander
  • 3 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2.5 Tbsp. Oregano
  • 2.5 Tbsp. Thyme
  • ¾ tsp. Cloves
  • ¾ tsp. Allspice
  • ¾ tsp. Cinnamon

Cajun Black Seasoning (Also good with Seafood)

  • ¼ C. Garlic PowderSpice rubbed chicken, grilled
  • ¼ C. Onion Powder
  • ¼ C. Thyme
  • 6 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 4 tsp Cracked Pepper
  • 4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 tsp Basil
  • 4 tsp Oregano

Sweet BBQ Rub

  • ¼ C. Paprika
  • 3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder

 

This should get your juices flowing.  Once you find some spices you like, mix and match to make your own spice rubs.

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