Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Marinades, Sauces, Rubs & Salsas

Real Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Around the time that reggae music began rocking America’s airwaves, a new dish began blasting our taste buds: jerk. Invented by the Maroons (runaway slaves who lived in the hills […]

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Shawarma Rub

Here’s a rub used by Israeli grillmasters to make turkey shawarma.

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Pineapple Salsa

This “salsa” is actually a sort of fruit salad, but it does contain the quintessential salsa ingredients, lime juice and jalapeño peppers. The jalapeños are certainly unexpected, but they have […]

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All-Purpose Barbecue Rub

Variations on this rub have appeared in each of my barbecue books. There are four basic ingredients — salt, black pepper, paprika, and brown sugar — and by varying the […]

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Espresso Barbecue Sauce

There’s something outrageous about brewing a sauce from a beverage you usually associate with breakfast. Here, you’ll be able to sense the coffee without actually tasting it.

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Pepper Poppy Sesame Blend

This simple spice blend is loosely modeled on a Japanese seasoning called shichimi. To make it more authentic, you’d add two teaspoons of finely chopped nori (seaweed) and a teaspoon […]

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Hellfire Cranberry Salsa

If you’ve always found cranberry sauce to be too sweet, this brash salsa is for you. A modicum of brown sugar cuts the astringency of the cranberries, but because the […]

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