Why Rubs Are Better Than Marinades

Why Grilling With Rubs Is Better Than Marinades

You can buy jerk marinades in the supermarket, and when you do, you are throwing your money away. Real jerk seasoning is a blend of crushed spices, not some soupy, underpowered bullshit in a bottle.

2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon each of onion powder, thyme, allspice, black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and clove

Because ground spice berries like nutmeg and clove lose potency over time, this rub should not be prepped more than a day in advance. Make this in small quantities as needed and rub it on about ½ an hour before cooking.