Memphis Smoky BBQ Rub – Med – 35g


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Product Description

Our Smoky BBQ rub is a must have for any cook passionate about grilling. We came up with this blend with the idea of having it as a staple on-hand spice mix in the pantry for whatever occasion strikes. Whether it be roasting potatoes or grilling meat let this blend do all the flavour work for you!

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Flavour Notes:

One of our most versatile blends, you can add this go-to Smoky BBQ Rub to just about anything! With sweet, smoky, spicy, savoury notes this blend is packed with flavour and makes anything its added to finger-linkin’-good.

Culinary Notes:

Add a true taste of the deep south to your homecooking with our easy-to-use Smoky BBQ Rub. Designed to be totally versatile, this multi-use blend can add a rich, smoky depth of flavour to grilled, roasted and slow-cooked meats, veggies, seafood or even sides like rice, couscous or beans.


Chipotle chillies, ancho chillies, smokey paprika, pepper, cumin, oregano, garlic, sea salt.

country of origin:


other names or spelling:

Smoky barbecue seasoning, American barbecue spices

How to use

  • Combine with olive oil and brush over some veggies before roasting
  • Dry rub over a lamb shoulder before placing in the slow cooker
  • Sprinkle on steaks whilst grilling on a hot BBQ
  • Rub generously on a whole chicken before roasting for a crisp flavoursome skin and tender juicy meat
  • Mix in with tinned tomatoes on the stove top for a delicious versatile tomato sauce
  • Add to minced meat for taco night!
  • Tip – add a little brown sugar to get a beautiful caramalised finish
  • Replace an array of spices in a dish with this one handy blend
  • Use 1tbsp to 500g of protein

The Spice People FAQs

Yes, Memphis Smoky BBQ Rub (Medium) is typically suitable for both vegetarians and vegans, as it contains only plant-based ingredients.

Memphis Smoky BBQ Rub (Medium) should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to preserve its flavour and aroma.

When using Memphis Smoky BBQ Rub (Medium), be mindful of the amount used, as it can be quite potent. Start with a small amount and adjust to taste, especially if you prefer a milder flavour. Additionally, allow the meat to marinate with the rub for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to penetrate.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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Country Flavours

This subtle and artful balance provides the perfect flavour foundation for creating the best Malaysian food with the addition of salty hits from dried anchovies and shrimp, up to ten different soy sauces ranging from salty to sweet, puckering sourness from tamarind pulp, and sweetness from palm sugar and coconut milk. Cook your own authentic Malaysian Cuisine with our Malaysian spices online and explore our catalogue of beautiful recipes you can make with this spice blend.

History & influences

Arab traders brought spices from the Middle East, European and British travellers introduced produce like peanuts, pineapple, avocado, tomato, squash and pumpkin. During their time on the Malay Peninsula, the Chinese developed a distinctive cuisine known as ‘Nonya’, resulting from blending Chinese recipes and wok cooking techniques with spices and ingredients used by the local Malay community. The dishes are tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbaceous, and the signature dish is none other than Malaysia’s famous spiced noodle soup – Laksa.

What is Malaysian cuisine

As important as the rendang recipe itself is to Malaysian cuisine, what to serve with beef rendang is arguably just as imperative. Whether making the traditional beef version or a slightly lighter chicken, vegetable or fish, the rich flavour and intense texture of a rendang requires a perfect balance of freshness and tang when it comes to entrees and sides. Salads like Fresh Cucumber & Peanut and Sweet and Sour Cucumber & Pineapple Achar provide the perfect disruption to the bold, rich spices of the rendang and soothe and cool the palette alongside fluffy steamed rice and flaky golden roti bread. Entrees served at meal times in Malaysia often feature Nasi Lemak – their national dish, or Malaysian Chicken Satay to whet the appetite ready for the main event. Traditionally, the best Malaysian food is finished with an after-meal drink of Kopi Tarek ‘sweet coffee’ or The Tarik ‘sweet tea’. These are combined with condensed milk and water, and the coffee or tea drinks are ‘pulled’ by pouring vigorously between jugs to create a frothy consistency. To read more about the flavours of Malaysia and the traditional accompaniments to an authentic Malaysian Rendang, Click Here to check out our blog post.


Malaysia is also known for its growing and production of spices, namely cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves. These spices are known as ‘rempah empat beradik’, meaning the four siblings as they are found throughout most Malay dishes. These are sold separately or as a handy blend often under names like ‘seafood curry spices’ or ‘meat curry spices’. Paired with other aromatics like kaffir lime, galangal and lemongrass (locally grown and imported) these four spices produce the complex and fragrant base flavour and aroma famous for Malaysian cooking.  As diverse as the people themselves, every aspect of Malaysian cuisine is a combination of sweet, sour, rich and spicy, combined in a way, unlike any other country’s cuisine.