The Taste of Summer
Add homemade lemonade and fresh cut watermelon
(sorry ... not shown ... I ate it all before I realized I did not get a photo.)
It was yummy!
A simple and easy lunch at its best.
It may be chicken breasts, beef brisket, pork loin, even fish fillets,
whatever looked good at the butcher shop or fresh fish shop.
It is all good.
For our summer grilling, I make a salt-free rub that is kept in a jar that my hubby reaches for whatever meat he is grilling. He rubs this on meat that he has patted dry and grills.
It also gets added to veggie packets of whatever summer garden vegetables like summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, scallions with onions, baby potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, mushrooms ... whatever we have on on hand.
It even sometimes gets sprinkled on grilled corn with feta cheese.
This seasoning is our taste of summer ... and there is no actual recipe.
When the jar is near empty I make another batch.
Here is approximately what is in the jar:
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 or 3 tablespoons of garlic powder and/or granules (no salt)
2-3 tablespoons of onion powder (again, no salt)
1 tablespoon of mustard powder
1 or 2 tablespoons of paprika
1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
fresh ground pepper
That is the base "recipe."
Then I add in a half teaspoon to a teaspoon seasonings
like tumeric, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, red pepper flakes
and about a half-teaspoon of nutmeg.
I have even been known to add a bit of espresso powder.
Mr. Scrapatch does not like it too spicy.
I probably add a touch more spice than he realizes.
I make to taste every time and it always tastes yummy.
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