I have gotta say…. I am loving Rub Week. The weather has been cooperating allowing me to spend the necessary time at the grill.
Here are the rubs we have so far:
Day 1 - Island Spice Rub
Day 2 - Sweet and Smokey Chipotle Rub
Day 3 - Lemon Pepper Steak Rub
Day 4 - Cafe Mocha Rub
Day 5 – Curry in a Hurry Rub
The rub today is possibly the first spice blend I ever made. A shaker of Cajun spice or Creole season has always been a regular part of the stock in the spice pantry. I have used Zatarain’s, Slap Ya Mama, Tony Chachere’s. They are fine, but I do find that most of the store bought variety has way more salt than I like. To get the spice and flavour level that I want, I have to shake on so much that the food is far to salty for me.
This Ragin’ Cajun Rub has a wonderful balance of heat and such depth of flavour with the herbs, garlic and onion powder. Look at all those herbs in the macro photo. There is thyme, oregano and basil.
Rub some Ragin’ Cajun on any cut of meat or seafood, throw it on the grill. Easy as that! This spice is great as a seasoning agent for most anything. It is the perfect seasoning for jambalaya or gumbo.
Here is some grilled shrimp on a skewer that was dusted with the Ragin’ Cajun Rub. Grill it for just a few minutes per side. Squeeze some lime juice on them once they come off the grill. They are fantastic!
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp white pepper
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp white sugar
- Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container like a mason jar.
- Use on shrimp, chicken, pork or other meats.