Mexican Rub

Mexican Rub is a simple way to transform fish, chicken, pork and other meats.

Prep time: 5 mins

Makes: ½ cup


  • 3 red chillies (or more or less to taste)
  • 4 cloves coarsely chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp fresh
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Finely chop chillies and pound to a paste in a mortar and pestle with garlic, cumin, oregano and salt.
  2. Mix in pepper, the lemon juice and olive oil.
  3. Alternatively, whizz all ingredients together in a food processor.
  4. Mexican Rub keeps for weeks in a jar in the fridge.