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Lamb Spice Rub

Makes about1/2 cup
  • Active time:10 min
  • Start to finish:10 min
June 2009
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon green or white cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot red-pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated nutmeg
  • equipment:

    an electric coffee/spice grinder
  • Toast coriander, cumin, mustard, and cardamom in a dry small heavy skillet, covered, over medium heat, shaking skillet frequently, until spices are fragrant and several shades darker and mustard seeds begin to pop, about 3 minutes. Cool, then finely grind with remaining ingredients in grinder.
Cooks’ notes:
paul grimes