Israeli Rub Hawaij


Preparation info
  • Makes About

    1 Cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Hawaij (pronounced ha-WHY-idge) is the national spice mix of Yemen. Yemenite Jews brought it to Israel, where Israelis of all ethnic backgrounds adopted it with gusto. This recipe comes from my food writer and editor friend Lenore Skenazy, whose husband is a Yemenite Jew. Like Chinese five-spice powder or French Herbes de Provence, hawaij is rubbed on meats and seafood prior to grilling. It’s also added to soups and stews. The