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Mar 29, 2009 08:52 PM

Reverse engineering?

I'm trying to replicate -- minus the salt -- Williams-Sonoma's Chili[sic] Lime Rub and Spicy Chipotle Rub...has anyone any ideas?


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  1. Chili Lime Rub

    2 Tbsp. white sugar
    3 Tbsp. kosher salt
    2 tsp. chili powder
    1 tsp Cumin
    1 tsp Garlic powder
    1 tsp. Onion powder
    1 Tbsp dried lime (Iranian or Iraqi food store)
    1 Tbsp. paprika
    1/2 tsp. black pepper

    1 Reply
    1. re: todao


      That sounds really good...but it's not the W-S rub I need "hacked."

      (My dad's blood pressure means he can't have salt at all.) But thanks!

      All I really know about the Williams Sonoma rub is that it has " New Mexican chilies, California cilantro, Turkish cumin, paprika and more – plus sea salt and tart lime."

      Thanks again,

    2. For the Chipotle chili pepper rub (dry)

      2T Chipotle chili pepper powder
      1t Turkish cumin
      1t Greek oregano
      1t Chili powder blend or paprika
      1t Dried onion
      1t Dried garlic
      1T Dried cilantro
      2T Brown sugar
      Salt & Pepper (likely lots of salt in the original)

      Measurements are guesses - taste as you go.
      Let use know if anything works