Cajun Ragin’ Rub

This blend dances on your taste buds. Pair it with pork ribs or shoulder, or use it with shrimp or a meaty fish, such as snapper or redfish.

NotesMany good cooks frown on the use of garlic powder, onion powder, and similar commercial products that appear in rub recipes. Most supermarket versions simply don’t offer much flavor or substance. For superior results, mail-order these seasonings and other spices from specialty companies such as Penzeys (800-741-7787, and Vann’s (800-583-1693,



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, low calorie, low carb, low-fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Taste and Texturegarlicky, herby, salty, savory, spiced, sweet

Type of Dishdry rub


  • ¼ cup celery salt
  • ¼ cup freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup white pepper
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 to 1½ tablespoons cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage


  1. Mix the spices thoroughly in a bowl. Store covered in a cool, dark pantry.

  2. Mix the spices thoroughly in a bowl. Store covered in a cool, dark pantry.


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