Homemade Spice Mix/Dry Rub

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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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls