Sesame Ginger Spice Rub

Sesame Ginger Spice Rub

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This spice rub is sweet and savory and pairs perfectly with chicken, pork, or fish.

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 3-inch piece stick cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1½ tablespoons packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute equivalent to 1- ½ teaspoons brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


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  1. Heat a dry medium skillet over medium heat. Add sesame seeds, fennel seeds, star anise, stick cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, and crushed red pepper. Toast for 4 to 5 minutes or until the mixture is fragrant, lightly toasted, and starting to crackle, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer spice mixture to a clean spice or coffee grinder. Cover and grind to a powder. In a small bowl, combine ground spice mixture, ginger, brown sugar, garlic powder, and salt. Rub about 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture on 1 pound of meat (see Tip) and cook as desired.
  • Tip: Choose from Sweet 'n Low® Brown or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1- ½ teaspoons brown sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 5 cal., 58 mg sodium.
  • Suggested Meats: Scallops, shrimp, chicken breast, or lean pork
  • Storage: Store spice rub in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ teaspoon
  • Per serving: 6 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 59 mg sodium; 10 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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