3 tsp ground coriander
3 tsp ground ginger
3 tsp ground turmeric
3 tsp paprika
3 tsp kosher salt
1 ½ tsp ground cardamom
1 ½ tsp cayenne
1 tsp garlic powder
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in an airtight container such as a Ball or Mason jar for up to 3 months.
This rub will cover 6-8 chicken breasts, or a dozen lamb chops. Rub the meat well with the mixture and massage into the muscle tissue. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but up to 12.
Grill the meat over direct heat until it is within 10-15 degrees of done – (170 for well-done chicken, and about 140 for the lamb) Always remember to let the meat rest for about 5 mins when it comes off the grill, or else all that wonderful juice you worked so hard to keep inside will drain off and leave you a dry, leathery piece of meat. Your patience will be rewarded!
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