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Pacific Rim Rub

Grate lemon peel before adding spices.
Grate lemon peel before adding spices.

The Pacific Rim arcs from Hawaii to Indonesia, and the flavors are as diverse as the cultures. This rub concentrates the main sensations of heat from spices and the sweetness of citrus fruit. If fresh lemons are easier to come by than the dried peel the recipe calls for, mix and store the rest of the ingredients. Then grate or shred fresh peel over the meat before patting in the rub. You can also use orange peel. Add fruit juice or soy sauce to make a wet rub.

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 T. dried lemon peel
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper