10 Essential Spice Rubs for Your Grill and Roasts

Grilled meat and vegetables need an extra kick sometimes. Look no further

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on August 12, 2016

Spice-Rubbed Chicken With Duck Sauce
Spice-Rubbed Chicken With Duck Sauce

The fiery chile-based rub on this chicken is balanced by a basting of sweet-sour duck sauce. Get the recipe for Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Duck Sauce »

Fennel Chile Rubbed Steak, Grilling
Giant Fennel-Chile-Rubbed Steak

This T-bone steak is grilled with a simple rub of ground fennel seeds, black peppercorns, and red chile flakes. Get the recipe for Giant Fennel-Chile-Rubbed Steak »

A Little Jolt Dry Rub
"A Little Jolt" Dry Rub

Coffee’s sweet, earthy flavor is perfect for ribs. Incorporate it into an otherwise traditional dry rub by finely grinding the beans. Get the recipe for “A Little Jolt” Dry Rub »

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Roasted Morel-Rubbed Chicken with Charred Lemon, Asparagus, and Potatoes
Roasted Morel-Rubbed Chicken with Charred Lemon, Asparagus, and Potatoes

In this recipe, dried morels are pulverized and rubbed onto the chicken before roasting to perfume the bird and help produce evenly browned skin.

Pesto-Rubbed Chicken with Panzanella
Pesto-Rubbed Chicken with Panzanella

Pesto genovese adds herbal brightness to this grilled chicken served over a toasted bread salad, but any flavor pesto will work.

Malabar Masala Powder
Malabar Masala

This mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves, mustard seeds, and eleven other spices is wonderful sprinkled on grilled fish, dal, stews, and curries, or as an added seasoning in the spicy Indian snack known as hot mix.

2016 Lior Lev Sercarz Spice Blend
Taste of 2016

Developed by spice expert and proprietor of La Boîte, this brightly flavored spice blend is nutty and sour, with a hint of acidity and the perfect amount of heat. Use it on roast duck, short ribs, beets, or grilled octopus. Get the recipe for Taste of 2016 »

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