Rubs For Any of Your Favorite Meats or Fish!

Lemon-Pepper Salt Rub
Lemon-Pepper Salt Rub
Sprinkle this fresh take on lemon-pepper seasoning over olive oil-rubbed chicken or steak before grilling or roasting. It’s also delicious strewn over grilled or pan-roasted cod or bluefish.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons whole black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Preparation Instructions:

  • Finely crush whole black peppercorns in a spice mill. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in lemon zest and kosher salt. Rub seasoning between your fingertips to break up any clumps of zest. DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
Toasted CarawaySalt Rub

Toasted Caraway-Salt Rub

When added either before or after cooking, this aromatic seasoning adds deep flavor to lamb, beef, pork, or duck.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika

Preparation Instructions:

  • Toast caraway seeds in a small heavy dry skillet over medium heat, shaking skillet often, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Let cool. Finely grind seeds and whole black peppercorns in a spice mill; transfer to a small bowl. Stir in kosher salt and Hungarian sweet paprika. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 month ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
Smoky Paprika Salt Rub

Smoky Paprika Salt Rub

Rub this Latin-inspired blend into chicken, beef, or pork before grilling or roasting.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preparation Instructions:

  • Toast coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a small heavy dry skillet over medium heat, shaking pan frequently, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Let cool. Finely grind seeds in a spice mill; transfer to a small bowl. Stir in smoked paprika, kosher salt, and cayenne pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 month ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
Fennel SeedSalt Rub

Fennel Seed Salt Rub

Try this rub on chicken, fish, or pork, and place some in a salt cellar for seasoning at the table.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 large pinches cayenne pepper

Preparation Instructions:

  • Toast fennel seeds in a small heavy dry skillet over medium heat, shaking skillet often, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Let cool. Finely grind fennel seeds and whole black peppercorns in a spice mill; transfer to a small bowl. Stir in kosher salt and cayenne pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 month ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

Recipes found in:

July 2012 Issue

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