When the barbecue season is in full swing, the right spices and herbal oils must not be missing! Whether you want to enjoy the BBQ must-haves yourself or bring them to the barbecue as a small gift, I’ll show you how to make your own barbecue spice and herbal oil in easy steps.
Make your own BBQ spice
I have matched my personal barbecue spice in the style of the Magic Dust Rub, which is huge in our barbecue fan world of America. It is especially popular in Pulled Pork or Spare Ribs, but it also tastes great with all other grilled food. Even side dishes such as vegetables or grilled cheese can be refined. The miracle mixture fits very many foods and tastes just great, and you can see from the instructions below it is very simple to make your own BBQ spice!
- 4 tablespoons paprika (noble sweet)
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of chilli powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Mustard powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (chilli powder)
- Glass with screw cap
- jute tape
Step 1: Weigh spices and mix
Weigh out all the spices on your grocery list and mix well with each other.
Step 2: Transfer the barbecue seasoning
Put your finished barbecue spice in a beautiful glass, here you can use a funnel to help you.
Step 3: Ornament
Attach a label with a jute string to your glass.
Make your own Herb oil
Herbal oil can be made in no time and you do not even need many ingredients, I’ll tell you everything about the production.
- Bottle with airtight closure
- jute tape
The right oil:
Not every oil is suitable for your homemade herbal oil. Make sure your oil tastes neutral and does not mask the aroma of the herbs. I recommend the following oils: sunflower oil, thistle oil, soybean oil and rapeseed oil. They have little taste in their own right.
The best herbs:
Whether fresh from your herb garden or the dried version of the weekly market, basically you can use all the herbs for your herbal oil. Taste-intensive herbs are particularly well suited, they have a high content of essential oils and give off a lot of aroma. If you are already thinking about which of your culinary herbs you should use, but can not decide – no need to panic! You do not have to limit yourself to a type of herb, but can, depending on your taste, make your personal herbal oil variants. Tip: Sage, thyme and rosemary give more dried dried while borage, peppermint and basil should be freshly processed.
Other ingredients for your personal herbal oil:
Even more flavor brings ingredients such as garlic, onion, peppercorns and cumin in your oil. These and other flavor enhancers make your herbal oil even more delicious.
Step 1: Fill bottle with herbs
Put herbs and flavorings of your choice in a bottle. Whether you crush the ingredients is up to you. Shredded herbs release more aromas, but can interfere with distortion and must be sifted out of the oil before use. Personally, I find it optically more beautiful to leave the leaves and branches completely.
Step 2: Fill the bottle with oil
Fill the bottle with oil and make sure that all ingredients are covered and seal the bottle airtight. Store in a dark and cool place for at least four weeks so that the herbs have enough time to release their aromas.
Step 3: Ornament
Decorate the bottle by attaching a nice label to the bottleneck with the help of a jute string or ribbon.
How long does the homemade oil last?
If you store your oil in a cool, dark place after opening, it can easily last up to four months. Important! The leaves should always be covered with oil, otherwise they can mold. Therefore, remove herbs that look out of the oil.
Chili and garlic lovers!
Not only herbs refine oil, but chili and garlic as well! The production of chili and garlic oil is similar to the production of herbal oil. So you can easily make your own garlic oil at home: peel a garlic clove, crush it roughly, put it in the oil, wait … done.
Something sharp please? Then this chili oil is just right for you! Wash the chili peppers and add them to your bottle as a whole. Even with these two oils it takes four weeks until the taste has unfolded.
Have fun giving away and sharing!