One of my favorite things to do in the summer is try recipes I have collected over the school year. I usually mess up pork chops, but I found a rub from Alton Brown and I learned how to sear them in olive oil over medium high heat. They were delicious.
Alton Brown recommended 8 parts brown sugar, 3 parts kosher salt, 1 part chili powder, and 1 part whatever spices you like. We eat a lot of garlic at our house. I also added black pepper to that last part. I used tablespoons as my measurement. The rub keeps in a clean dry jar in my cupboard.
I served my new favorite salad from Hye Thyme Café: watermelon, cucumber, mint and lime. He adds salt and a dash of chili powder. I loved it without the last two ingredients.
If you are curious about what other recipes I have actually tried, visit my Pinterest Board by that name.
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I would also love it if you would share in the comments recipes you are trying out this summer.