Use this rub whenever you want to add a little kick to something. It works great on vegetables and meat alike.
3 tablespoons smoked paprika
3 tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons whole cloves, toasted and ground
1 tablespoon cayenne
1 tablespoon mustard seeds, toasted and ground
Combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Stir with a spoon to thoroughly mix. The rub will keep, tightly covered, for up to 3 months.
Excerpted from the book Live to Eat by Michael Psilakis. Copyright © 2017 by Michael Psilakis. Reprinted with permission of Little, Brown and Company.
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