Are you looking for the best pork seasoning rub? Look no further because this homemade pork rub recipe is perfect for bringing out the natural flavors of pork. Made with a blend of herbs and spices, this dry seasoning will make your next pork dish incredible! It is sugar and salt-free yet packed with flavor.
The spice rub would work whether you choose to bake, grill, or smoke your meat, let me show you how to make the best in 5 minutes
The best pork rub recipe
Are you wondering what to season pork with? This all-purpose pork rub is perfect with pork chops, pork steak, pork shoulder, tenderloin, pork roast, pork ribs, and more. Simply season your pork with this spice blend and cook as usual for amazing and delicious results.
When it comes to pork seasoning, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First of all, you want to use good quality pork. Seasoning will not make up for poor-quality meat! Secondly, you want to make sure that your seasoning blend is well-balanced. You don't want any of the flavor to be too overpowering, thereby out shinning the taste of the pork. You don't need to worry about all of these points because this recipe is perfect as the spices and herbs used goes well with pork. All you need to do is season your pork with salt and pepper and my all-purpose pork rub and you will be good to go.
That said, I know sugar is a popular addition to dry pork rubs, however, I find that it can easily make the pork too sweet and sometimes unnecessary. If you want to add sugar to this recipe, I would suggest using brown sugar instead of white sugar. Start with 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of the seasoning and go from there.
Note: It is safe to taste dry spice rub that has not yet touched raw meat, this would help you adjust the seasoning to your liking before adding it to the pork.
Why you will love this spice rub
- It is flavourful and it's made with staple pantry ingredients
- It is super easy and comes together in minutes, you can make it under 5 minutes.
- Easily customizable, you can adjust the spices and herbs used to suit your taste. Double or triple the recipe to keep for future use.
- It is sugar and salt-free, so you can control the amount of sugar or salt used when you season the pork before cooking.
Dried savory: substitute with thyme or Marjoram
Sweet paprika: substitute with smoked paprika or use a combination of sweet and smoked paprika for the best of both worlds.
Dried coriander leaves: I used homemade dried coriander that I dried in the microwave. the aroma is irresistible and can't be compared with storebought. Check this tutorial for how to dry cilantro in the microwave.
Onion powder: substitute with onion granules
Garlic granules: substitute with garlic powder
Cayenne pepper: If you don't like spicy seasoning then omit completely or half the quantity used for this recipe
How to make pork seasoning
In a dry bowl or spice jar, combine all the ingredients and mix together making sure there are no lumps left. Use as desired!
Store the pork seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
How to use this pork seasoning?
This pork spice rub can be used in many ways, here is a quick overview of how to season your pork before cooking. Pat the pork dry, season it with salt and pepper as usual, then rub the dry spice blend all over the pork or sprinkle it on top of the meat. It is up to you. If you are cooking a large piece of pork, like a pork roast, you can simply rub the seasoning into the meat and then cook as usual.
You can also use this pork spice rub to make a quick and easy marinade. Simply combine the spice rub with some olive oil and Worcestershire sauce, a touch of honey, or sugar and use it to marinate the pork for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.
How to store
This pork seasoning rub can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months or up to the expiration date on the packaging of the spices used.
Pork Rub Recipe (Pork Seasoning)
- 1 Tablespoon Dried sage
- ½ Tablespoon Dried savory
- 1 ½ Paprika sub with smoked paprika
- ½ Tablespoon Dried coriander leaves
- ½ Tablespoon Onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic granules
- ½ Tablespoon Cayenne pepper
- In a dry bowl or spice jar, combine all the ingredients and mix together making sure there are no lumps left. Use as desired!
- Store the pork seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
Nutritional data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients and brands you use. Under no circumstances will thedinnerbite.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.
How long to leave dry rub on pork
You can leave the dry rub on pork for as little as 15 minutes or as long as 24 hours. If you will not be cooking the pork after 30 minutes that it's been sitting out
it is best to marinate the pork in the fridge.
Can I use this pork spice rub on other meats
Yes, this pork rub can be used on other meats like chicken, beef, or lamb.
What herbs go with pork
Apart from sage (fresh or dried), the following herbs compliments pork meat very well; thyme, oregano, basil, marjoram, fennel, caraway seeds, rosemary, and parsley.
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