Recipe by Chef Kate
This herb rub, by way of Biba Caggiano, is used throughout Emilia-Romagna. It's wonderful on roast chicken or pork or tossed with roasted potatoes in their last ten minutes of cooking. It will keep in a tightly covered jar in the fridge for several weeks.
Top Review by Outta Here
Great rub! I have fresh sage and rosemary all year in my yard, so I will be using this often! The juniper berries really gave it some zing! I used it on pork tenderloins roasted for 10 minutes per side in a 500F oven. The rub become a very nice "crust" on the pork. I deglazed the pan with white wine and drizzled that on the pork. This would be excellent on venison. Made for Spring 2011 PAC game.
- 5 large rosemary sprigs
- 10 sage leaves
- 1 large garlic clove, peeled
- 1 teaspoon juniper berries, crushed (optional)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or coarse sea salt)
- fresh ground pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Strips the green leaves off the rosemary sprigs and add them to the rest of the ingredients, except the pepper, on a chopping board and chop very fine.
- Place the mixture in a bowl, add pepper to taste and mix well.
- If storing, make sure the container is tightly covered.
- This can be made with dried herbs, but it really isn't the same.
- You can leave out the juniper berries, but they give a lovely layer of flavor.