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Smoky dried mushroom chilli rubHome made spice blends and rubs are far superior than any shop bought because you can ensure they are fresh, to your liking and no unnecessary additions to the mix. This mix is made with dried shiitake which you can buy in most Asian supermarkets but also very easy to dry at home, you could use porcini if you wish to be extravagant but don't dry your standard button mushrooms as they lack umami when dried. There are endless uses for this rub, coat chicken wings before baking in the oven, add as a seasoning to slow cooked pulled pork, sprinkle on cheese on toast, I would even suggest sprinkling onto freshly cooked paste before further tossing in some cream. Prep time here is dependant on whether you are drying out your own mushrooms and you will need a spice grinder or coffee grinder, a food processor just won't be suitable.