North-African Rub


Preparation info
  • Makes About

    ½ Cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Pungent, spicy, and aromatic, tabil is a simple spice mix from Tunisia. It adds a complex, earthy flavor to almost any grilled fish, chicken, or meat.


  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 2


  1. Combine the coriander, cumin, and caraway seeds in a dry skillet and cook over medium heat until toasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes, shaking the pan to ensure even cooking (do not use a nonstick skillet for this). Transfer the toasted seeds to a bowl and let cool.

  2. Place the toasted seed mixture in a spice mill or clean coffee grinder, add the hot p