Before I close out the week featuring seasoning mixes and spice blends, I want to share a simple recipe I use often to give foods a Mexican flavor. I use it on a lot of things.
There is really no end to the many foods you can use this in adding flavor and seasoning. It is great on all meats, especially steak and chicken (with lime of course), vegetables of all kinds (thinks roasted potatoes), and as shown on the nice bed of greens, sprinkled on the shrimp and scallops before grilling. All seafood will like a douse of this rub. Mix up a batch and try it. You will like it so much you will make a whole jar the next time . . . I promise.
Ancho Chile Rub
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
Mix all ingredients together.