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

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




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  • 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(R) Brown or Sugar Twin(R) Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1-1/2 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 Facts

3/4 teaspoon
6 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 0.9g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 0.4g; fat 0.3g; vitamin a iu 1IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 0.6mcg; calcium 7.2mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 2.7mg; potassium 10.3mg; sodium 58.6mg.