Pork Loin Rub - Add Fab Flavours
to Your Juicy Cuts of Loin!

However you plan on cooking your succulent loin, then you're going to need a quality pork loin rub! A homemade dry rub is the just the thing for seasoning and adding a delicious crust whether you're grilling, frying or slow cooking. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

Ingredients: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons) 

3 tbsp cumin seeds 
2 tbsp dried rosemary
2 tbsp dried marjoram
2 tbsp Hungarian paprika (or regular paprika)
1 tbsp celery flakes
1 tbsp mustard powder
4 tsp peppercorns
4 tsp garlic flakes
4 tsp onion powder
4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp sea salt

tbsp = tablespoon


  • Grind the rosemary, salt, peppercorns, cumin, garlic and celery flakes
  • Add to a bowl and stir in the onion, paprika, mustard and cayenne powders
  • Finally, crumble in the dried marjoram and combine

Store your pork loin rub in an airtight jar in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: For intense flavours and aromas, you could toast the cumin, mustard and peppercorns prior to grinding. See the grinding page for step-by-step info on this process.

Ingredient Note: This pork rub uses a few whole spices which are then ground. If you only have pre-ground powders, use these and reduce the quantities by half. For example, 4 teaspoons of peppercorns would equal 2 teaspoons of pre-ground pepper. Reduce any other ingredients you don't
have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

How to Use the Pork Dry Rub

If you have a tried and trusted method, keep on doing that...

Liberally cover your cut of meat and massage in so it's evenly covered. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and place in your refrigerator for an hour or two, or better, overnight.

An hour or so before cooking, take it out of the fridge and let the meat return to room temperature.

After Making Your Pork Loin Rub You May Enjoy...

Veal and Brisket Mix - For
Flavouring Your Meat

Homemade Steak Rub - Add
Huge Flavours to Your
Grilled or Fried Beef

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