Portuguese Dry Rub and Spice Mix

Barbeque season is here! Spice up with Portuguese dry rub mix. It’s perfect for you to have on hand for marinating chicken, pork, shrimp or even beef.

Make a pretty jar cover, and give them as; hostess gifts, shower favors and a nice gift for your friends who love to cook Portuguese!

Mother’s day is around the corner so start saving those jam and pickle jars! Double or quadruple the recipe if you need more!


4 tablespoons of salt

1 tablespoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons of sweet paprika

2 teaspoons of crushed black pepper

2 teaspoons of cumin powder (optional)

Optional if want a spicy blend  (1 teaspoon of Piri Piri or Cayenne pepper powder)


Place all ingredients into a bowl. Mix well and place into clean dry glass jars. Store in the refrigerator.

If you want to make a spicy wet rub simply add a few teaspoons of piri piri or your favorite hot sauce.


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