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Italian Herb Rub

This is a simple rub you can use on fish, pork or poultry. I love this on chicken. It's easy to make, and adds great flavour to your meat. Drizzle some oil over your meat, rub it in really well, then coat the meat with this rub, let the flavour develop for a couple of hours before cooking. It's delightful!


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley


  • In a bowl combine all the spices and mix well.
  • Transfer to a spice jar, or mason jar, and store in a cool, dry, dark space until needed.
  • When using coat your meat first with some oil. Then sprinkle the rub over top and rub it into the meat. Make sure it gets everywhere.
  • Pop the meat in the fridge for a couple of hours. For herb rubs I don't really like to let them set up overnight. It can be a bit overpowering for the meat. So for this particular rub I put it on about 2 hours ahead, no more than 4. That's just a personal decision.
  • Make sure you take the meat out of the fridge about 30 minutes before grilling. Do not grill cold meat.
  • Can be used on fish, pork or poultry.


Mix it up and play with the spices and herbs in this. Lemon zest is lovely. Orange zest is lovely. Garlic is pure heaven. Use your imagination and tailor this to your own taste buds.