Rosemary and Garlic Herb Rub
This Rosemary and Garlic Herb Rub is a great seasoning blend that can be used on pork, beef, chicken, or salmon.
I’m a huge fan of both fresh and dried rosemary, so it’s no surprise I liked this Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Herb Rub and that was the first recipe where I used this Rosemary and Garlic Herb Rub. Since then I’ve used the Rosemary Garlic Rub on so many things but it’s especially good on pork.
If it had been summer when I came up with this I would have used fresh rosemary and chopped fresh garlic. However I was making this in the dead of winter, so I went with dried rosemary and granulated garlic.
I’ve gotten good feedback from quite a few people I gave it to for Christmas, but I do want to point out that the rub is 40% sea salt, so if you’re not a salt lover or need to monitor your salt intake, use it sparingly or modify the recipe to have less salt. You can check out Spice Blends to Make for a Homemade Food Gift to see other spice blends I’ve enjoyed.
- 4 T sea salt (or less, some people have found this too salty)
- 2 T dried cracked rosemary (see notes)
- 2 T granulated garlic (not garlic powder)
- 1 T coarse grind black pepper
- 1 T Spike Seasoning (optional, but recommended; see notes)
- The rub can be made in a Mortar and Pestle (affiliate link) or probably even a blender, but I used a Mini Food Processor (affiliate link).
- If you don't have cracked rosemary, you'll need to pound the rosemary with a meat mallet or heavy dish until rosemary is broken apart.
- Blend salt and cracked rosemary in food processor one minute, or longer, until mixture is fairly ground but still has some texture to it.
- Add other ingredients and process about one minute more, until mixture is finely ground and well blended.
If you don't have cracked rosemary, start by putting dried rosemary in small plastic food storage bag and pounding with meat mallet or heavy dish until rosemary is broken apart. I love Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), but if you don't have it use any all-purpose seasoning blend.
Nutritional information is based on 2 tsp. serving size.
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2707mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
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