• STEP 1

    Measure all the ingredients into a jar, screw on the lid and shake everything together really well.

  • STEP 2

    Toss 4 lean lamb leg steaks in the juice of 1 lemon and set aside in a non-metallic dish for 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle each side of the steaks with 1⁄2-1 tsp of the spice mix, rub it into the meat and marinate for 2-4 hours. If you’re pushed for time and can’t leave it this long the spice mix will still work but will be a little fiercer. To cook, smear the meat with 2-3 tbsp olive oil and barbecue for 3-4 minutes on each side.


There’s no oil in this dry spice rub so it’s a healthy choice when used with lean meat – lamb or pork leg steaks, chicken breast or rump or fillet steaks. It’s pretty fiery, so use it sparingly and keep the rest for your next barbecue – it will last all summer long.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2003

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