No, we aren’t going to dry rub our bearded dragon and cook him. This is my new friend, River. He is my friend Ess’ bearded dragon.
Ess rescued him from a bad situation a few weeks ago. I have never had any experience with an reptiles except for snakes and honestly, I am not a fan. So I totally didn’t expect to fall in love with River.
Things I learned about bearded dragons today:
1. With all the spikes bearded dragons have on their bodies they aren’t… well… spikey. Their spikes are actually very soft and pliant.
2. You can tell a bearded dragon upset or angry because the area under his chin turns black. It can vary from a little black, i am annoyed with you, to completly solid black, I am so angry with you I could rip off your head and spit down your throat. I have never seen River’s throat turn more than a little black. He is just too chill to loose it like that. I have seen pictures of it, however, and it is a little scary.
3. I don’t know if this is true of all beared dragons but is of this one, River loves to sit with you and cuddle.
I look forward to getting to know more about bearded dragons, in general and River, specifically, in the future.
So don’t use this dry rub on your bearded dragon, use it on a piece of steak instead.
Steak Dry Rub
Adapted from Allrecipes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp garlic powder
P3/4 tsp oregano
3/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
Mix all the ingredients together. Store in a small, airtight container.
When ready to use, generously spread spice mixture on both sides of the steak and cook to your desired doness. Makes enough rub for two 4 ounce steaks.