Triple S Rub (Smoky Seasoned Salt)

15 March 2012
Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Grillmaster

This rub should be a staple in your pantry. It is particularly good on chicken and pork, but I also like it with fish, corn and rubbed on the outside skins of potatoes with some butter before wrapping them in foil and baking them.


About 1/4 cup


    • 2 tablespoons alder wood smoked salt
    • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    • 1 tablespoon evaporated cane sugar
    • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
    • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed


Combine all ingredients. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Note: Add cayenne pepper or jalapeno powder for a Quadruple S Rub (Spicy Smoky Seasoned Salt).

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  • Russ

    June 16 2012, 7:52 am


    Smoked salt is a great ingredient for the griller’s pantry, but it is true you won’t find it at your local supermarket. Your best bet in Kalamazoo is probably either Tiffany’s on Main or the market at Food Dance. You might, however, have to order it online. You can get it from Amazon with free shipping.

    Regarding the sugar, I typically use organic sugar at home, but you can substitute a regular, granulated sugar in this recipe. You could also use a turbinado sugar. Turbinado is a good choice for the grill because it is less likely to burn.



  • Mike Kolinski

    June 14 2012, 10:00 am

    Some of these ingredients are a bit odd and not found in a local grocery store.  Where in Kalamazoo can I get Alderwood smoked sea salt and evaporated cane sugar?

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