The Ultimate Dry RubThis dry rub is inspired by a rub my dad makes for his barbecue tritip with a little bit of a sweet and sour added kick from lemon zest and brown sugar. If you’ve never made your own dry rub, get ready to fall in love! It’s the easiest, mess free way to marinate your meat, shrimp or veggies. Not to mention you can get pretty creative with these rubs and take the flavor profiles in infinitely many directions depending on what you have in your spice rack.
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A Look at My Spice Rack:
- Paprika – you will quickly notice all of my spices are organic! Of course that is a personal choice for you to make but I highly recommend the organic spices as they have a higher quality in flavor aroma.
- Coffee – click to check out my favorite local coffee company and the kind we use every morning on the weekends.
- Garlic – again with the organic spices, of course! With garlic, it makes sense to go with the three pack as I find myself refilling this jar weekly.
- Onion Powder – I used to think onion powder was so unnecessary… why not just use a real onion? Well, this spice rub is one of many very good reasons I have discovered for it.
- Cayenne – a little bit of kick is necessary. And yes, it’s organic!
Today I’m using my coffee brown sugar spice rub on a piece of tritip seared lightly then roasted in the oven. Seriously, so good!
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Coffee Brown Sugar Spice Rub
Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite dry marinade, Coffee Brown Sugar Spice Rub; it’s the perfect combination of spices and herbs for roasting, grilling, meat, shellfish and vegetables.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 3-4 uses 1x
- Category: Spice Rub
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: American
- 2 tbsp ground coffee
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp freshly cracked pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- In a resealable jar combine all ingredients and mix well. Use for up to 1 month on meat, shrimp or veggies!
Keywords: Coffee Brown Sugar Spice Rub