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Author Notes: In a world of unknowns, this spice blend is the one constant in my life. It’s smoky and sweet, savory and familiar. It lives in a Mason jar by my stove next to the olive oil, salt, and pepper. That's the thing about "secret" dry rubs: When you've found the perfect mix, it becomes a part of you and your daily cooking. It's good and reliable, even signature, because you feel somehow that you've been seasoning with it all along. —Eric Kim
Food52 Review: Featured in: My Lip-Smacking BBQ Ribs & the Secret Spice Blend That Makes Them Sing. —The Editors
Makes: about 1 cup
Prep time: 5 min
cup brown sugar, dark or light
tablespoons kosher salt
tablespoons smoked paprika (you can use regular sweet paprika if you don't like the taste of smoked)
tablespoon garlic powder
tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
teaspoons cayenne pepper
teaspoon celery seed, crushed in the palm of your hand
- Spoon all of the ingredients into a Mason jar and shake. I like to keep this by my stove to sprinkle over everything: fried eggs, sliced cucumbers, chicken, pork chops, and especially ribs.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!