Wild Game Rubs and Seasoning Blends

Game Rubs and Seasonings
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I enjoy creating new dry rubs for wild game since it allows me the flexibility to experiment with a wide variety seasonings and aromatics that enhance the flavor of the meat. I also take pleasure in sharing some of these concoctions with anyone who might be interested in creating their own rubs and seasoning blends.

I used these dry rubs on a couple of pieces of bison which turned out delicious. You can also use these on elk, venison or antelope steaks and roasts.

Rub 1:

Toast coriander and cumin seeds in a small skillet over low heat for a 1-2 minutes. Add the toasted seeds to a mortar and pestle or use a small grinder to pulsate until semi-smooth. Add to a small bowl and combine all other ingredients. Rub the meat with a thin layer of olive oil and then coat the meat on all sides with the rub. Marinate for an hour or overnight before cooking.

  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Rub 2:

Grind coffee beans until semi smooth. Add to a small bowl and combine all other ingredients. Rub the meat with a thin layer of olive oil and then coat the meat on all sides with the rub. Marinate for an hour or overnight before cooking.

  • 1/4 cup dark roasted coffee beans
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

 

Game Rubs and Seasonings
Game Rubs and Seasonings
Game Rubs and Seasonings
Game Rubs and Seasonings

1 Comment

  • Reply August 3, 2019

    Debra Blake

    Wow fantastic site ! You have done one of the best sites to work with game meats, birds ,and fish. wonderful meats, great recipes. I have some experience with game meats ,but have had questions . I send it into you and bang you help me. I have learned more from your site then any others. I am working to only cook game meats, birds (from you)and learning how to prepare these meats . Fantastic job!!! thanks for all you do to teach us how to be a great cooks with these spectacular. meats.

    Debra Blake

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