Food & Drink

Raichlen's basic barbecue rub

Raichlen's basic barbecue rub

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup sweet paprika

3 tablespoons black pepper

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.