Smoky Grill Rub

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham  

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

Yield: Makes 1 (8-oz.) jar
Recipe from Southern Living

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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


  1. 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.
  2. TO USE THE RUB: Sprinkle or rub it on chicken, pork, or any full-flavored fish, such as salmon, before grilling.
  3. PACKAGE IN: Round Spice Jar ($3.99 for 4;
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