Im about to grill some chicken and was going to make a quick dry rub
ground cayenne pepper
red pepper flakes
I use this on ribs:
light brown sugar (8 TB)
kosher salt (3 TB)
chili powder (3 TB)
2 tsp each of:
Scale the amounts up or down as needed. If you use table salt instead, just use 2 TB.
I usually use the KC Masterpiece BBQ blend or Montreal Steak seasoning. However, I've got four 20oz Ribeyes to grill up tonight and I'd like to put something special on them.
I don't buy commercial spice rubs because almost all of them have way too much salt. Salt's a lot cheaper than spices, so they use salt as a filler.
a little oil
That's all you need, but then I'm a purist when it comes to steaks. I have had steaks with spice blends on them, and they can be darn good too if done well.
Freshly course ground black pepper
Freshly course ground white pepper
dry rubbing is a recipe for disaster
I use Tony's or Slap your Momma for chicken and Ribs but I add oregano, rosemary, thyme, and whatever else I am in the mood for.
Fresh ground black peper
Salt, sea salt or kosher salt
Butter for additional flavor
Grill on a very hot grill flip once add butter
You just need the right touch. Once you learn it, it's very liberating