Homemade spice mixes are one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to add flavour to your meals. Not only are DIY rubs far less expensive than their store-bought counterparts, they’re also fresher and can be customized to suit your personal palates.
Each spring I stock my cupboards with a large batch of Chimichurri spice rub. This flavour-packed blend works with all varieties of meats and fish, and is the perfect way to season your protein prior to throwing it on the grill. Made with common pantry spices, and mixed with everyday oils and vinegars, this is certain to become one of your must-have items for the upcoming grilling season.
To get the most out of the spice rub, try these variations:
• Rub this spice blend over steak before grilling.
• Sprinkle atop a piece of halibut or any white fish before pan searing.
• Combine with equal parts oil and white wine vinegar for a simple sauce.
• Make a marinade for chicken by combining 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and 1/4 cup of the spice blend. Cover meat with the marinade and allow to rest for 30 minutes before grilling