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Category: Sauces and Condiments

Herb Rub

I wander around these days enveloped in the distinct odor of burning wood. People have been remarking on it, and I apologize to any who are offended. Smoke just stays with you, and I've been obsessed with smoking food lately. ... Read more

Total time: 5 minutes | Makes about 1/4 cup
Note: A lot of rubs contain sugar to counteract the bitter note in the smoke flavor. It's not necessary, though, and sugar can give meat a burnt flavor. Many rubs also use garlic powder or garlic salt, but fresh garlic has a better flavor.
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Step 1Crush the garlic and rub it all over the meat but don't leave chunks of garlic on the flesh. Crush the rosemary and thyme and mix with the cayenne and salt. Powder the meat with it and let it rest for a couple of hours before barbecuing.

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