Dry Rub - A Versatile Blend of Herbs and
Spices For All Your Favourite Cuts of Meat

If you're after a versatile dry rub that's suitable for all your favourites meats, then this is the one to choose. Made in just minutes, you can use it for your chicken pieces, succulent steak and juicy pork chops and enjoy grilling, frying, or oven cooking perfection. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)

3 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp ajwain seeds (optional)
4 tsp dried parsley
4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp grated nutmeg
6-8 dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon


  • Crumble the bay
  • Grind the bay pieces, peppercorns, coriander, cumin, salt and, if using, the ajwain
  • Add to a bowl
  • Stir in the nutmeg, mustard, paprika, chili, garlic and ginger powders
  • Finally, crumble in the thyme and parsley. Stir again

Store your rub recipe in a cool place in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months befroe rustling up a fresh amount.

Note: You could dry toast the cumin, coriander and peppercorns before grinding and combining. The heat really brings out the flavours and aromas and is recommended if you have a spare few minutes Click here to read about how to do this. (Link opens in new window)

I like to use whole spices for my blends where possible as these will add the best flavours. However, if you don't have them whole just use pre-ground powders and reduce the amounts the recipe requires by half. So, for 2 tablespoons of coriander seeds you use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground coriander. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

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