In an attempt to liken the scriptures unto us, I offer an answer to this age-0ld question:
Matthew 5:13 ¶ Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
The answer: With this rib rub, baby!
This rib rub is a basic ingredient in most of my cooking; it is very literally a staple at my house when it comes to seasoning meat. And now I will share the hidden knowledge with you. When you use this mixture on your beef, pork, and chicken, heads will turn. Your family will rave. Your spouse will grin mischievously. And you alone will have the secret knowledge, which you may choose to impart to your chosen few, if you wish.
Armadillo Willy's Rib Rub
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Salt
1/4 Cup Paprika
1 Tbsp. Black Pepper
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp Fennel Seed, crushed
1/2 tsp Coriander Seed, ground
Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Sprinkle rub on ribs, chicken, brisket or pork, and rub in with fingers up to 24 hours before cooking. Store rubbed meat in an airtight container in the refrigerator.