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Jan's Spice Mix

  • TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN
  • SERVINGS: MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Jan Birnbaum uses this signature spice mix in many of his recipes, including Braised Short Ribs with Redeye Gravy and Rooster Gumbo with Tomatoes and Okra.

  1. 7 tablespoons kosher salt
  2. 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  3. 2 tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika
  4. 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  5. 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  6. 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  7. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  8. 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  9. 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  1. Mix all of the spices in a small jar. Cover tightly and store at room temperature for up to 1 month.