Chinese Five Spice BBQ Rub

This BBQ rub promises to elevate your grilling experience with its irresistible combination of sweet, spicy, and savory notes. With star anise lending its subtle licorice-like sweetness, cloves infusing a warm, pungent aroma, and Chinese cinnamon adding depth and complexity, each spice plays a vital role in creating a symphony of flavors.

Sichuan peppercorns contribute a unique citrusy and numbing sensation, while fennel seeds impart a delicate sweetness, rounding off the blend with finesse. Whether generously rubbed onto succulent ribs, marinated into tender chicken, or sprinkled over grilled vegetables, this Chinese Five Spice BBQ rub promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you on a culinary adventure.

Chinese Five Spice Recipe from Communal Fire will be needed for this recipe.

Usage: Applying this rub involves generously coating your meat with the Chinese Five Spice BBQ Rub before cooking. Ensure the meat’s surface is damp; we suggest using the natural moisture from the chicken, or you can use oil, water, mustard, or juice for optimal adhesion. Then, massage the rub evenly onto all sides. Let it sit for 30 minutes to overnight, allowing flavors to penetrate before grilling, smoking, or roasting to perfection. Adjust the amount of rub according to personal preference, and remember, experimentation is key to finding your perfect flavor balance.

Chinese Five Spice BBQ Rub

This BBQ rub promises to elevate your grilling experience with its irresistible combination of sweet, spicy, and savory notes. With star anise lending its subtle licorice-like sweetness, cloves infusing a warm, pungent aroma, and Chinese cinnamon adding depth and complexity, each spice plays a vital role in creating a symphony of flavors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Spice Blend
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 24 Servings
Calories 1 kcal

Equipment

  • Scale
  • Bowl
  • Spice Jar

Ingredients
  

  • 112 gram Golden Yellow Sugar ~ ½ cup (commonly referred to as brown)
  • 12 gram Fivespice Powder (https://communalfire.com/chinese-five-spice) 2 tbsp
  • 12 gram Kosher Salt 1 tbsp
  • 6 gram Onion, granulated ~2 tsp
  • 6 gram Garlic, granulated ~1.5 tsp

Instructions
 

  • Weigh / Measure out all of your spices, place them in a bowl and mix well ensuring there are no clumps.
  • Put finished rub into a spice container with a good seal. This will keep for 6-12 months depending on how fresh your spices are.

Notes

You will need the Chinese Five Spice recipe found on this site to complete this rub. 
Consider changing up this rub to fit your needs. We don’t make it with garlic as I have a sensitivity to it. Think about changing the amount of sugar used in the recipe, add more salt if you would like. The Chinese Five Spice is light on this as many people find it to be an overpowering flavour combination. 
If your mouth feels numb, that’s the Sichuan (szechuan) peppercorns. An interesting read can be found at bonappetit.com .
 
Keyword Barbecue, BBQ, BBQ Rub, Smoker, Spice Blend

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