Dry rubs are simply that, a dry spice rub used on meats for smoking or grilling. Although, rubs can be used in vegetarian cuisine as well. This particular dry rub is perfect for brisket or spare ribs, but can be used on just about anything. I used it recently on a smoked brisket and despite the meat being a little overdone, it was the highlight of event. The ingredients in this rub combine to create a smokey, earthly flavor with bright undertones brought on by the ginger and a bit of spiciness from the jerk seasoning.
When purchasing a jerk seasoning, look for one with lower sodium. Many store-bought spice mixes contain massive amounts of salt which makes it difficult to control the salt content of your rub and ultimately your dish.