4 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
3 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all of this in a small dish and mix them together. This may be stored with your seasonings in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Make sure to date your container.
I use this rub to season fish and meat before grilling or cooking. I also like adding it for some spicy flavor to soups, stews, gumbo, etc. (you get the point). I sprinkle the rub onto the meat and "rub" it in covering the entire meat. I try to add this about 30 minutes prior to cooking or grilling. It can be left on up to 24 hours before cooking. I also have been known to put a few dashed of this in my chicken noodle soup after it is prepared and just before I eat it.