Oliver Rowe - Dry Rub Oliver Rowe - Dry Rub

Oliver Rowe - Dry Rub

A mix of crushed aromatic spices can be made up and kept in the pantry for a quick dry rub or a thick paste to bring flavour to your barbecue

prep time
0 mins

cook time

4 people


  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 7.5ml/½tbsp of whole cumin seeds
  • 5ml/1tsp of whole coriander seeds
  • 2.5ml/½tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2.5ml/½tsp sweet paprika
  • 2.5ml/½tsp smoked paprika
  • 1.25ml/¼tsp ground black pepper
  • (Add 15ml/1tbsp of oil for a thicker paste)


Place all the ingredients in a mortar, crush with a pestle and use accordingly for grilled or barbecued meat.


Add 7.5ml/½tbsp grated onion and a tablespoon of oil if you like to make more of a thick paste that will bring all lamb cuts alive when barbecuing. Credit:: Recipe supplied courtesy of Oliver Rowe.