Step One: Pick Your Favorite Flavors
F&W’s Marcia Kiesel says Scotch bonnets and habaneros have a taste like no other chile: They are wonderfully fruity, sweet and blasting hot. Habanero hot sauce and allspice give this fiery rub great Caribbean flavor in the style of Jamaican jerk sauce.
To get the most out of a quick Spanish-inspired rub, Kiesel turns to pimentón de la Vera, the Spanish smoked paprika, which adds a smoky kick to roasted chicken.
A good, complex curry powder is the key ingredient in the fragrant rub here, says Kiesel. The rub also gets an appealing dose of sweetness from minced onion.