A great seasoning if you like spicy but not too hot seasoning to use on beef, pork, chicken or even fish. If you are looking for less spicy, try the Marlowe of Memphis BBQ Dry Rub which uses this as one component.
Editor’s Note: Originally published June 26, 2010. Re-edited and updated May 29, 2018.
This recipe is from the famous Marlowe Restaurant in Memphis (on Elvis Presley Boulevard of course) for their Black Magic Seasoning. If you watch much Food Network, you have seen them. It is the mandatory stop in Memphis for ribs. I have cut the size down to home friendly.
The recipes were given to Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives by the restaurant. But the original rub recipe (apparently already cut down) produced 12 cups of seasoning.
A five rating because it is a very nice Memphis seasoning.
Not really “Cooking For Two” friendly nor home cooking friendly in general. So I cut them down. This “Black Magic” seasoning I cut down by 1 teaspoon for each cup. A 1:48 reduction was making about 4 tablespoons.
Originally published June 26, 2010.