Smoky Grill Rub

Smoky Grill Rub Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


This all-purpose Smoky Grill Rub adds wonderful flavor to chicken, pork, or salmon.


Makes 1 (8-oz.) jar
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes


3 tablespoons sweet paprika
3 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon celery seeds


Stir together sweet paprika, ground cumin, kosher salt, brown sugar, smoked paprika, ground red pepper, garlic powder, and celery seeds. Spoon rub into an 8-oz. jar or container, and store at room temperature.

TO USE THE RUB: Sprinkle or rub it on chicken, pork, or any full-flavored fish, such as salmon, before grilling.

PACKAGE IN: Round Spice Jar ($3.99 for 4;

Julie Grimes,

Southern Living

December 2013
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