Spicy Mexican Rub

Use this seasoning mix as a rub for meats as I do here in my Spicy Chicken Thigh recipe or as a seasoning for vegetables as I do here in my Butternut Squash Recipe.

And don’t skip the SMOKED paprika. This spice brings a unique deep, smoky aroma and taste to everything it touches. I think it’s an incredibly versatile ingredient to have in your pantry. Sprinkle on barbecued or baked chicken, fish, pork, potatoes and rice. Sprinkle on deviled eggs and spiced nuts. Use it to add depth to paella, arroz con pollo,┬ásauteed greens, beans, and vegetarian soups and stews.

1 Tbsp. cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp chili powder

Pinch of cayenne

1 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients in a small dish, small glass jar or small ziplock bag.