Raichlen's basic barbecue rub
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
3 tablespoons black pepper
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3 tablespoons coarse salt
1 tablespoon hickory-smoked salt or more coarse salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons celery seeds
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Makes 1 cup.
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and stir to mix. Your hands work better than a spoon to break up any lumps of brown sugar. Store the rub in airtight jar away from heat or light; it will keep for up to 6 months. Use this rub on chicken or pork or robust fish such as salmon.
Nutritional information (per teaspoon): Calories 8 (less than 1 percent from fat), protein 0.2 g, carbohydrates 1.8 g, no fat, no cholesterol, sodium 550 mg, no fiber.