Spicy meat skewers are popular street vendor fare in Asia. This potent rub approximates that flavor; it's best on dark-meat chicken, strong-flavored fish like salmon or sardines, or any cut of pork. Or sprinkle a little over thickly sliced tomatoes, set them over an unheated section of the grill, and allow them to smoke for a few minutes, just until well marked.
4 teaspoons dried basil
4 teaspoons dried mint
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
How to Make It
Combine all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.