A good rub is a combination of fresh spices, seasonings and herbs that add flavor to meats, fish or fowl. Fish needs only half an hour while meat and fowl benefit from longer treatments. Overnight is often convenient and the prep time is the same but the depth of flavor is more.
Mesquite Smoke Flavoring
Merken1 Mapuche Chile
Ground Pasilla Chile
Black and white pepper
Ground Makrut2 lime powder
- Merken is a traditional Chilean seasoning created by the indigenous Mapuche people. The local version is made from Goat’s Horn chile (aji cacho de cabra), which is mildly spicy and smoky, but not nearly as strong as chipotle chile are.
- Makrut lime leaves are indigenous to Southeast Asia. Many of the trees now thrive in Hawaii. They have a citrus-like, floral aroma and impart a unique flavor.