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For Adding Flavour to Pork, This Rub Works Like Crazy! From Bespoke Spices
August 09, 2012



1. Spice Mix Of The Month "Mustard Rub"

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“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good."  ~Alice May Brock

Recipe For Homemade Mustard Rub

You may struggle to find a mustard rub in the stores, so why not make one yourself? It goes so well with barbecued pork and also works great on chicken.

Ingredients: (makes about ½ a cup)

5 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or chili)


In your coffee grinder or spice mill, coarsely grind the mustard seeds, peppercorns, salt and sugar. Mix with the garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight.


Click here for more info on grinding spices.

Mustard Facts

As this recipe is obviously heavy on the mustard, I thought I'd share some facts about this spice...

  • Botanical names are: Brassica hirta (yellow and white seeds), Brassica nigra (black) and Brassica juncea (brown)

  • They're a member of the Cruciferae plant family

  • Botanical origins: yellow and white are native to Northern Europe and black and brown native to Asia/India

  • Black and brown mustard seeds are milder, whilst yellow and white are more intense

  • The Romans are the ones to thank for the spread of this spice up through Europe 2000 years ago

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