Homemade Spice Mix/Dry Rub

Caitriona Redmond

July 10, 2012

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I keep this spice mix in my press. The key is to use equal amounts of each spice and because the jar is designed to hold salt it has a sprinkle lid so I can control the amount of salt and spices I’m adding to each drumstick.

You can sprinkle it onto the meat just before popping into the oven/under the grill/on the BBQ or you can sprinkle it on up to 2 hours before cooking to let it permeate into the meat. This mixture is mild but if you prefer more heat on your meat then replace the paprika with cayenne. If you rather herbs then add dried herbs to the mix as well.


To make enough spice mixture to last you for 5 meals you will need 25g each of:

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Paprika

In order to keep the spice mixture dry I pop 5 grains of rice into the jar and they will soak up any excess moisture and keep it fresh.

This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland

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Published On: July 10th, 2012 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: January 15th, 2022 / Tags: /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

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Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

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