Dried Porcini Mushroom Rub

Spice rubs not only add flavor to lamb chops and roasts, they also help create a tasty crust.

Make the rub below. Pierce lamb with a fork on all sides, thoroughly brush lamb with olive oil and then coat in rub. Let sit for 1 hour before cooking.


  • 1/3 cup porcini mushroom powder ( if not available, use food processor or grinder to make from whole porcinis)
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Prepare and cook lamb as directed above.