Cocoa Nib Meat Rub

Use this rub to create a savory dish rich in chocolate. Recipe courtesy The Askinosie Family.

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Recipe courtesy The Askinosie Family.

Note: This recipe’s ratios depend heavily on your own personal taste, so taste the meat rub and adjust its seasoning to your preference.

2 tablespoons Askinosie cocoa nibs 
Pinch of coarse sea salt
Pinch of fennel pollen

To Prepare
Start off by grinding the cocoa nibs in a spice grinder. Place the crushed nibs in a bowl and add the sea salt and fennel pollen. (A dash of fennel pollen goes a long way because it is extremely aromatic.) Mix everything together and see what it tastes like. Adjust according to your palate. Apply the rub to pork, duck, ribs or steaks for at least 30 minutes before cooking.