Host Hawa Hassan displays her finished Spice mix for her Braii-Rubbed Ribeyes, as seen on Food Network Kitchen's Hawa at Home
Recipe courtesy of Hawa Hassan

Braai Spice Mix

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1/2 cup
In South Africa, a braai is an outdoor barbecue over an open fire. To replicate the smoky flavors indoors, we've added smoked paprika to the traditional spice mix. Use this blend to season roasted vegetables, chicken or beef.



  1. Combine the coriander, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, cayenne and nutmeg in a small skillet. Toast over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted and aromatic, 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool in the pan. Stir in the brown sugar. The spice mix will keep for several weeks in an airtight container in your pantry.