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North African Inspired Rub for Fish and Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 14 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 9 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

Pinch cayenne powder

4 (6-ounce) fish fillets or boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Canola oil


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. 
  2. Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Brush both sides of fish fillets or chicken breasts with oil. Rub 1 side of the fish fillets or chicken breasts with the rub and grill, rub side down, until golden brown and a crust has formed, about 4 minutes. Flip over and continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes. 
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