For my internship while I was in Culinary School, I worked at a fine dining Southwestern restaurant in Atlanta, and they used a rub similar to this one for almost everything. I say almost like this one because it was a little more involved. All of the spices we used at the restaurant came in whole, and we toasted and ground them ourselves. Also, we didn't use a pre-made chili powder, but we ground up dried whole chili peppers and used our own blend. This was a long process that would take over an hour to make a humongous batch of the house rub, and while it was delicious, I don't always do those extra steps at home.
Even though I use pre-ground spices, I try to always use organic spices whenever possible, and simply making the rub myself makes for a fresher spice blend. I almost always prefer this rub to any store bought rub.
This rub is delicious on anything from roasted chicken, salmon, shrimp, steaks, pork chops, and as a seasoning for sweet potato fries! I suggest making as big a batch as you can!
Katy's House Rub
Combine all the following ingredients and store in an airtight container.
1 Tablespoon each of:
Organic Granulated Garlic
Sea Salt (I use pink sea salt)
2 teaspoons each of:
Fresh Ground Pepper
1 tablespoon of Coconut Sugar - at the restaurant, we included brown sugar, but just a small amount of coconut sugar gives you the same sweetness with that caramel undertone. I don't always add it, depending on if I am staying away from sweeteners, but if you like to have some sweetness, this is a great option!
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