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Cocoa Spiced Rustic Rub

For Christmas, I put together this rub and gave it away to friends and family. My sister and mom rubbed it all over a fresh, organic chicken a few days before roasting and the result was amazing. Buy your spices in the Mexican/Latino/Hispanic section of the grocery store where they are sold in larger quantities in plastic bags. They are much more economical that way.

Cocoa Spiced Rustic Rub

1/2 cup paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

5 Tbsp. black pepper

6 Tbsp. onion powder

3 Tbsp. salt

2 1/2 Tbsp. dried oregano

2 1/2 Tbsp. dried thyme

3 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (not Dutch-process)

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until blended. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 3 3/4 cups.

*From Enlightened Chocolate, by Camilla V. Saulsbury

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Posted by on February 10, 2009 in Meat, spices


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