Spice Rub

Turn easily available spices and herbs into a sure-to-please gift idea. The versatile mix is great as a pre-grill rub or marinade starter.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

1
(8-oz) glass jelly jar or jar with tight-fitting lid
3
tablespoons dried parsley flakes
3
tablespoons seasoned salt
3
tablespoons dried basil leaves
2
tablespoons paprika
2
tablespoons dried rosemary leaves
1
tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
tablespoon garlic powder
1
tablespoon sugar

  • 1 In jar, layer ingredients, or mix ingredients and pour into jar.
  • 2 Seal jar; tie with decorative ribbon.

Expert Tips

The spice rub is perfect for sprinkling on meat or fish before grilling or roasting.

The rub makes a great marinade, too. Simply apply the rub to meat, poultry or fish, place in a container or plastic bag, then coat with some olive oil. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes to marinate before cooking.