Some spices that go well with pork are sage, oregano, pepper, garlic and onion. A good rub for pork tenderloin calls for oregano and garlic along with cumin, coriander, thyme and salt. A spice blend for pork ribs uses chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic, onion and brown sugar. A good barbecue blend calls for cayenne and black pepper, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika and brown sugar.
Make a basic seasoned rub for pork tenderloin by whisking together 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. Once the spices are well-blended, rub them over a 1 1/4-pound pork tenderloin. Brown the tenderloin in a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of sauted minced garlic, and finish cooking it in the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
To make a good spice blend for pork ribs, combine 1 tablespoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 tablespoons of garlic, 1 tablespoon of onion and 1 tablespoon of chili powder. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of kosher salt; 1 tablespoon of brown sugar; and 1 teaspoon each of cayenne, black and white pepper. Rub it on the ribs before grilling.