Grilling season is upon us and spice rubs are an easy way to pump up the flavor

The rub of the grill


Grilling season is here and spice rubs are an easy way to pump up the flavor. Grocers offer a huge selection of rubs intended for steak, chicken, pork, seafood, even veggies. But consider saving your money and making your own. They are easy to assemble and you can better cater to your tastes.

We created these four rubs with versatility in mind. While wonderful on steak, also try them tossed with chunks of zucchini and summer squash, skewered shrimp and chicken breasts.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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