Essential Grilling Spices for Crafting Your Personal Grilling Blend
The arrival of spring heralds the beginning of the grilling season; In preparation for all of that savory goodness, the team at Spice Station wants to make sure you are ready with a few pointers on creating your personal grilling spices blend and the essential ingredients for sensational flavors.
How to Make Your Barbecue Spice Rub
Making your spice rub is a simple process that even the most unskilled griller can easily accomplish. The only equipment you need is a set of measuring spoons and cups, a large bowl, a whisk, an airtight container to store your creation, And, of course, the spices.
A Basic Rub Recipe
Here is a simple spice rub recipe to create a foundation for all grilling rubs. Adding specific spices to influence the flavor can create a personalized flavor profile or regional or ethnic concoctions for unique dishes and special occasions.
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Place all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together until evenly combined.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
18 Popular Spices for Grilling and Rubs
For most, grilling is a communal celebration and a matter of pride. Every homegrown Grill Master aims to impress their guests with their grilling skills and robust flavors, which are uniquely theirs. Often, they feature a personal touch with a custom barbecue rub recipe which they jealously guard.
With a bit of practice and experimentation, you can take our basic recipe and add a combination of spices of your liking for that individual touch. Although there is virtually no limit to the variations or the herbs you might choose to make your statement, here are 18 of the traditionally most popular spices for accomplishing a signature blend.
Salt (kosher or sea salt)
You may already have your signature choices in mind, but take a few minutes to follow the links for spices you may not be familiar with to discover how they can enhance your signature spice blend.
Creativity and exploring new flavors are only two enjoyable aspects of summertime grilling. What could be better than your favorite savory meal fresh off the grill and ready to enjoy on a sunny afternoon or summer evening?
Creating a barbecue rub for ribs, chicken, brisket, kebabs, burgers, and anything else your mind can imagine is as easy as measuring, mixing, and enjoying.
Spice Station is proud to offer the best spices available for you to enjoy and experiment with during this summer’s grilling season. Find your favorites, and make your statement with a personal spice rub that will impress your friends and family – ENJOY.