Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jail Break Rub - Our Favorite (Final Revision)

UPDATE: After many batches, I have determined the MOST favorable and longest lasting rub mixture requires the proportions below.  Also, you MUST roast the coarser spices for a few minutes before grinding. 

Computer specialists a.k.a. nerds, refer to breaking the code to the operating system for a computer system as a ‘jail break.’  Cooks refer to cracking the code to recipes and spices as a breakout or a copycat. 

I like to refer to this rub as a Jail Break…of course “if I tell you what steak rub this copycat recipe is formulated from I’d have to kill you” I think the common lingo goes. 

Hint: A very famous high-end American consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares, furniture and linens, as well as other housewares and home furnishings, along with a variety of specialty foods, soaps and lotions no longer sells this rub!   

Ingredients in Equal PortionsYou determine the size of the batch you want to create.
3 portions - Granulated Roasted Garlic (any form of a dried garlic but NO POWDERED GARLIC)
1 portion - Coriander powder, or Coarse Coriander (or two portions coriander seeds)
2 portions - Himalayan Pink Salt (original recipe called for Coarse Sea Salt) 
 
2 portions - 4 Color Peppercorns (not ground pepper) (Original called for JUST BLACK)
2.5 Portions - Roasted Red Pepper Flakes (original recipe probably had 1 portion)
2.25 portions - Dill Seed (slightly roasted before grinding)
2.25 portions - Yellow Mustard seed (slightly roasted before grinding_
Put it all in a blender and grind into to medium coarse mixture.  Shake mixture before applying each time you bring it out.  Enjoy!  

HINT:  IF YOU ROAST THE SPICES FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE GRINDING THE FLAVOR IS ENHANCED



The key is to find the correct coarseness while adequately mixing the spices.  The use of the Emile Henry Mortar and Pestle improved the first batch coarseness by replacing the blender mixing and grinding approach.   

 

Store in a well sealed container and always shake mixture before applying each time you bring it out.  Enjoy!