Here’s a recipe for a spicy rub made with unsweetened cocoa powder that goes great on pork, lamb, or chicken. Just give them a good coating of the rub before grilling. This rub works especially well with kabobs, which give you more surface area and thus more chance to enjoy the chocolate rub’s flavors. Simply combine the ingredients together in food processor or spice grinder until the red peppers have been ground fine. This will keep several months in an airtight container.
- 1 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons dried red pepper flakes, chopped fine
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar