Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
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
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.
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.