Middle Eastern Lamb Rub

Lamb rub
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes about 1 cup (6 servings)
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This spice rub is perfect for any lamb recipe with its Middle Eastern-inspired flavor. This wet rub also works well on beef, poultry and fish.

What You'll Need

  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon (juice of one small lemon)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cloves

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients and mix together until it forms a paste.

2. Rub this mixture over the surface of the meat, making sure to get it evenly distributed. Marinate beef and lamb for 4 to 12 hours, pork for 2 to 6 hours, poultry for 1 to 3 hours, and fish for 15 to 30 minutes.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 61
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1,168 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)