This spice rub is perfect for lamb, chicken or beef. It can be used for satay or kabobs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 /2 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare the spice rub by stirring together the salt, coriander, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, and pepper in a small bowl. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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  • To use, coat meat liberally with the spice mix, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before grilling or roasting as desired.

Nutrition Facts

22 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 3.6g 1% DV; fat 0.9g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1746.4mg 70% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2011
This is a really good starting point. I didnt measure anything. I used my judgement as to how much I wanted of each spice and went from there. It turned out great! I used it as a rub for some gyros and it was delicious. I still have some left over to use again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/13/2009
Don't bother. The cinnamon is so overpowering that its all you taste. Pretty one dimensional. Plus, its too confusing to your pallet. I kept tasting apple pie spices but trying to make it right on the meat. It didn't work. Read More
(14)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
07/13/2009
Don't bother. The cinnamon is so overpowering that its all you taste. Pretty one dimensional. Plus, its too confusing to your pallet. I kept tasting apple pie spices but trying to make it right on the meat. It didn't work. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2011
This is a really good starting point. I didnt measure anything. I used my judgement as to how much I wanted of each spice and went from there. It turned out great! I used it as a rub for some gyros and it was delicious. I still have some left over to use again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
I got this recipe from a Indian friend of mine. I really enjoy it on lamb. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/20/2014
The critical review (by TinHouston) and the positive one (by ak04) were both very helpful. My favorite Mediterranean place shut down and I have always wondered what spices they used for their meat and veggies. I made sauteed veggies (onions tomatoes and bell peppers). I took the reviewers' advice and didn't measure being careful to go very light on the cinnamon and nutmeg and I was amazed that it turned out just like the restaurant! I am giving this 4 stars because I haven't tried the exact recipe measurements. If I try the recipe quantities I'll update my review. UPDATE: I'm sorry but I have to bring my rating down. The quantities in this recipe are WAAAY off- the flavor exactly as TinHouston described it. Glad I only wasted an onion instead of adding it to the meat. The ingredients are good- just not the quantities. I can't remember exactly how much I put last time but I'd recommend equal portions of cumin & coriander (1 tsp each) salt and pepper to taste and just a pinch or max of 1/4 tsp each of cinnamon & nutmeg. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2016
Way to much salt. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2018
Used it on pork chops. Pretty tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2015
Best rub for lamb! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
07/25/2019
The cinnamon was overwhelming in this recipe. It made the meat really dry. Read More