[fusion_text]Whether you are gilling outside or roasting in the oven, a dry rub spice mix can add wonderful flavor to beef, chicken, pork or fish.  I’ve created these four separate mixes and have given them to friends for gifts.  They are always a big hit. You can double or triple the ingrediens so you have some to keep and some to give away.

You can find little decorative bottles at a variety of specialty stores and then you can create simple labels with your home computer and printer.  I created my own names for each spice mix.  But, be creative and make up your own.  Those receiving your little spice mix pack will love them and you’ll reap the benefits of enjoying more food right off the grill.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

I’ve also made a little “ingredient grid” that you can use to measure out your ingredients.  There’s one for each spice mix and you can download it by clicking on this link:

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CATTLE DRIVE
Beef Grilling Spice Mix

Ingredients

2 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
2 tsp Sage
1 tsp Celery Seed
1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
2 tsp Rosemary
1 1/2  tsp Tarragon
2 tsp Parsley

Mix ingredients together and either grind in spice grinder or in a mortar and pestle.  Store in an airtight container.

SQUEALER
Pork Grilling Spice Mix

Ingredients

5 1/2 tsp Paprika
3 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
1 1/2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar

Mix ingredients together and either grind in spice grinder or in a mortar and pestle.  Store in an airtight container.

SURF’S UP
Seafood Grilling Spice Mix

Ingredients

2 tsp Black Pepper
1 1/2 tsp Salt
2 1/2  tsp Onion Powder
1 1/2 tsp Tumeric
2 1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
1/2 tsp Anise
2 1/2 tsp Celery Seed
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 1/2 tsp Fennel
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1 tsp Dill
2 tsp Parsley

Mix ingredients together and either grind in spice grinder or in a mortar and pestle.  Store in an airtight container.

LIL CHICK
Poultry Grilling Spice Mix

Ingredients

3 1/2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 1/2  tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
3 1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
1 1/2  tsp Celery Seed
2 1/2  tsp Basil
2 1/2 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Ground Mustard

Mix ingredients together and either grind in spice grinder or in a mortar and pestle.  Store in an airtight container.

With all of these spices, rub about 1 heaping teaspoon onto the top and bottom of each individual serving of meat.  You can place the seasoned meat in a sealable plastic bag and refrigerate for a few hours before grilling.  But, remove the meat from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling.[/fusion_text][youtube id=”https://youtu.be/NVMyEURVWBk” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””][/youtube]