Juniper berries lend a piney accent to our Juniper Rub that is used as a flavor booster for grilled chicken or pork.
2 teaspoons juniper berries
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 minced sage leaves
1 minced garlic clove
How to Make It
Place juniper berries, peppercorns, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, and bay leaf in a coffee or spice grinder; process until finely ground. Combine juniper mixture, olive oil, sage leaves, and garlic.
I used this on a 1# pork tenderloin, marinated a few hours, and grilled it. It was incredible. The rub didn't smell like much when I prepped it, but it was great. Next time I will reduce the amount of crushed red pepper a bit since I don't like my foods too hot, but my husband thought it was perfect. I had never used juniper berries before, so it was fun to try that out.
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