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Tuscan Spice Rub

November/December 2008

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Take a trip to Italy with this Tuscan-inspired rub, aromatic with fennel, basil, garlic, rosemary and oregano. Try it on boneless, skinless chicken thighs, salmon steaks or lamb chops.



READER'S COMMENT:
"We made this with 2/3 of the salt it calls for, although we didn't use coarse salt. We will make again, but with 1/3 of the salt. But LOVED it. It reminds us of a Tuscan pork roast we have, that we also love. "
Tuscan Spice Rub Recipe

Makes: About 1 cup

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 6 tablespoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

Preparation

  1. Grind fennel seeds in a spice grinder (such as a clean coffee grinder) or a mortar and pestle until coarsely ground. Combine with basil, garlic powder, salt, rosemary and oregano in a small bowl.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Per teaspoon: 5 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 211 mg sodium; 19 mg potassium.

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