April 17, 2010

Ancho Chile Rub



Rub a Yum Yum

Before I close out the week featuring seasoning mixes and spice blends, I want to share a simple recipe I use often to give foods a Mexican flavor. I use it on a lot of things.

There is really no end to the many foods you can use this in adding flavor and seasoning. It is great on all meats, especially steak and chicken (with lime of course), vegetables of all kinds (thinks roasted potatoes), and as shown on the nice bed of greens, sprinkled on the shrimp and scallops before grilling. All seafood will like a douse of this rub. Mix up a batch and try it. You will like it so much you will make a whole jar the next time . . . I promise.

Ancho Chile Rub
 
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
    Mix all ingredients together.

    11 comments :

    1. you never cease to amaze me of getting my mouth watering at breakfast for all your fabulous mouth watering shrimps! oh boy this looks great!

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    2. I can see some grilling over the weekend using this rub!

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    3. You've got more rubs than a massage parlor. This one sounds pretty good.

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    4. Making this rub - love the spices and thinking of a tangy but not spicy accompaniment.

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    5. This sounds like a great rub!

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    6. Watch out, Bobby Flay - Drick is ready for the throwdown! I would actually pay money to see it - you would totally win!

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    7. cocoa powder. I use that in my rub too!

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    8. Looks fantastic, it's similar to my rub, but I love the addition of cocoa powder

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