Monday, April 21, 2014

Rubs for Steaks, Chicken and Fish

Eventually, the season for cooking and grilling outdoors will come but it is never too early to stock up on meat and fish.  I have been kind of lazy when it comes to grilling:  I have just soaked the meat in already prepared BBQ sauces.  Most refer to this as marinating the meat.   I have shelves full of spices and some of the dried herbs are still in plastic bags from last summer.

These are basic ingredients that may be doubled or tripled and stored in airtight containers.  The following recipe is for a hefty steak:

 Blend 1 tsp kosher salt, 2 tsp (smoked) paprika, 2 tsp dried oregano, 1 and 1/2 tsp each of dried minced onion and garlic, 1/2 tsp ground cumin and 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes.

Rub on either side of the steak and grill as desired.  I prefer, when available in my garden, to use fresh ingredients and I would also toss in a sprig of rosemary (if I remember) in this mix..

These are basic ingredients for chicken or fish:

Blend 1 tsp kosher salt, 2 tsp minced garlic and 2 tsp dried parsley, 1 tsp each of dried thyme and tarragon. I would add some lemon or orange zest to this mix.  Actually, I usually blend whatever I have available on my spice shelf, but I prefer the fresh herbs snipped in my garden.

Do you know why some recipes call for kosher salt and not iodized table salt?

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  1. Woo HOO! I love different recipes for my steaks and roasts, especially rubs. Thank you!