Recipe – Notch8 Spice Rub

a picture of steak with a spice rub from a recipe

Notch8 is known for its succulent roasts. While a simple salt and pepper seasoning on meat can do the trick, this delicious spice rub recipe is one of Chef David’s favourite ways to instantly add complex flavour to a dish. A quick, easy and savoury spice rub for chicken, pork, beef, and fish that’s reminiscent of a southern-style blackening dry rub. 

Chef David Baarschers cooking in the kitchen
Chef David Baarschers, Executive Chef at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
a picture of steak with a spice rub from a recipe

Notch8 Spice Rub

A quick, easy, and flavourful spice rub for chicken, pork, beef, and fish that is reminiscent of a blackening dry rub.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackened, cajun, meat rub, southern style, spice rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1.85 Cups
Author: David Baarschers


  • 1 Mixing bowl


  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1.25 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.75 tsp Paprika
  • 1.5 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1.75 tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1.5 cups Kosher Salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Use immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to three months.

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