Cajun BBQ Dry Rub – The Spicy Recipe

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Last Updated on March 25, 2024 by Share My Kitchen

This Cajun BBQ dry rub provides heat and packs a tasty punch using ordinary spices that you already have in your cupboard.

Here at Sharemykitchen, we’re serious about our BBQ. Pork shoulder, crispy chicken wings, and hot and quick ribs are among the many delectable foods that are often cooked over an open flame at backyard barbecues all throughout the country.

The convenience of purchasing your own spice mix is understandable, but if you find yourself missing out and need to make some up, this is the ideal recipe. To make matters better, I feel this is an authentically tasty spice rub that is distinctive enough to deserve making a batch.

Spicy Cajun BBQ Dry Rub Recipe

This is an easy recipe to follow. Below, I’ll lead you through several useful cooking skills. Let’s get this party started, shall we?

Equipment needed:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoons for Measuring
  • Whisk
  • Jar (for storing)
  • Spice Grinder (Optional)

Ingredients for Cajun BBQ Dry Rub

  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Celery Salt
  • 2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tbsp. Smoky Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Thyme
  • 2 tsp. Parsley
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper


  • In a bowl, mix all of the spices together.
  • In order to get a finer powder, using a spice grinder is preferable to whisking everything to a unified whole.
  • Pour the mixture into a spice jar and preserve it for future use.
This taste combo is by far my favorite. For me, it’s all about the authenticity of the combination. Garlic powder, onion powder, and celery salt are all used in this dish. I’m reminded of Cajun vegetable broth when I see these ingredients in combination.

The red pepper flakes amp up the spiciness a notch. Use less if you don’t like as much spice. What? There aren’t any red pepper flakes? Spice things up with cayenne.

Only celery salt may be unfamiliar to you, despite the fact that the other spices on this list are quite well-known. It’s a must-have ingredient if you’re from Chicago and know how to prepare a genuine Chicago Hot Dog.

In spite of the fact that you may be tempted to skip adding this to your mixture if you don’t have it on hand, let me assure you that doing so will prevent the flavors from blending together very well. Make sure you don’t forget about this seasoning, however!

Last but not least, my one and only additional piece of advice is to make use of a spice grinder in order to produce a rub with a finer texture and to properly blend and emulsify the flavors. The use of a spice grinder for this combination makes all the difference in this Cajun bbq rub, so if you have access to one, give it a few pulses.

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