West African Rub

West African Rub

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: Marinade for 4 Servings

This fiery and colorful dry rub is ideal for grilled or even deep-fried fish. You’ll need to go to a specialty food store to find the ingredients or search online.

Ingredients

  • 6 Sénégal pepper pods
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried piri-piri chillies
  • 5 uzazi peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon alligator pepper seeds (or grains of paradise)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon parsley

Directions

  1. Place all of dry ingredients into a spice or coffee grinder and grind until mixture has a powder-like consistency.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and grind until mixture becomes a paste.
  3. Store marinade in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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