1. 4 Spice Rubs That Add Tons of Flavor (Because Who Remembers to Marinate?)

    A good meal turns into a great one when you have the right seasonings on hand. For beef, chicken, pork, and seafood, it's usually all about the marinade. But if you're like us, you decide what you're making for dinner around 5:30 p.m., and that leaves no time for soaking the meat in a bath of seasonings.

    That's where rubs come in. The four spice rub combos below prove you don't need to settle for just salt and pepper. (Turns out you really did need to register for that spice rack.)



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    Blackened Fish

    • 3 tablespoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

    For All the Chickens

    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 2 teaspoons onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon oregano

    Cocoa Coffee Beef

    • 1/3 cup fresh ground coffee
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    BBQ Pork

    • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons cumin
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

    Note: Feel free to use these rubs on proteins other than the ones listed above. Want blackened chicken? Then use the blackened fish rub recipe. It's that simple.

    4 Spice Rubs That Add Tons of Flavor (Because Who Remembers to Marinate?)
    Author: Jamie Webber
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