March 2024 Recipe of the Month

Java Rub


Recipe shared by Gail G., from How to Grill by Steven Raichlen  (2001)

Gail says, this is the most versatile and universally loved rub or dish flavoring I have ever used. Sprinkle it on, rub it in, use it as a marinade or cook it right away. It is fabulous on steak, pork, pot roast, chicken, fish (especially salmon, tuna, swordfish, shrimp), grilled or sauteed vegetables. For a little more zip, substitute cayenne for some (or all!) of the paprika.

6 Tablespoons finely ground decaffeinated coffee
2 Tablespoons coarse salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to mix. (Actually, your fingers work better for mixing than a spoon or whisk does.) Store the rub in an airtight jar away from heat and light; it will keep for at least 6 months.