Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, meat, and even tofu will never be the same!
1/4cupdark brown sugar
2tablespoonskosher saltor other coarse salt or sea salt
1tablespoon+ 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2teaspoonchopped fresh rosemaryor 1 teaspoon dried and crumbled with your hands
1teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1/2teaspoonground chipotle chili
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir until combined. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Keeps well for at least a couple of months (I haven't tried any longer!)
On veggies: Brush with a little oil first, and then sprinkle on the rub. Using your hands, rub into nooks and crannies. Proceed with grilling.
On tofu: Press a block of firm tofu for about 1/2 hour to drain excess water. Slice and rub all sides with spice mix. Proceed with grilling or refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to deepen before grilling.
On chicken, pork, or steak: Sprinkle both sides of prepared meat with 1-2 tablespoons of the mix - or more or less to taste - and use your hands to rub it into nooks, crannies, and sides of meat. (Wash your hands well afterwards!) Proceed with grilling.
Or sprinkle it on already-grilled veggies, even potatoes or corn-on-the-cob!