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Sensational spice rubs

These spice rubs are wonderful sprinkled over meat, vegetables and cheese (see previous article) and they also make great gifts. Gift wrap the spice mixes in jars with ribbons and spoons for a homemade treat that keeps on giving all year long!

Barbecue rub
Makes: about 1 cup

¼ cup sea salt flakes
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup mild paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon celery salt
½ – 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (add to taste)

1 Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a jar. Seal with lid. Label and date. Store in a cool dark place for up to 2-3 months.

Italian rub
Makes: about ¾ cup

¼ cup sea salt flakes
¼ cup dried rosemary
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon dried sage
1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a jar. Seal with lid. Label and date. Store in a cool dark place for up to 2-3 months.

Mexican rub
Makes: about 1 cup

¼ cup mild paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon chilli powder (add to taste)
2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes, crushed lightly
2 teaspoons sea salt flakes
½ – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

1 Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a jar. Seal with lid. Label and date. Store in a cool dark place for up to 2-3 months.

Cajun rub
Makes: about 1 cup

¼ cup mild paprika
2 tablespoons sea salt flakes
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 ½ tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 – 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper (add to taste)
For an extra hot version add: 1-2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes, lightly crushed (add to taste)

1 Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a jar. Seal with lid. Label and date. Store in a cool dark place for up to 2-3 months.

Sensational spice rubs
Sensational spice rubs
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