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Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 teaspoons)

Juniper berries lend a piney accent to our Juniper Rub that is used as a flavor booster for grilled chicken or pork.

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Mikekey's Review

July 21, 2014
Absolutley delicious! I used this on a roast chicken. Loved the bit of heat from the pepper flakes. The juices from the chicken made great flavored gravy. Will try this next on pork.

RosieRoar's Review

August 10, 2013
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.