I use already powdered peppers for rubs, there is no choice on brand, it's just black or white.
Using less pepper would make it less hot of course, but if I do as my wife wishes it pretty much would omit the peppers at all with just the salt remaining.
I know that the problem here is not really solvable, either use pepper, less or not.
Any idea which other ingredient I could use with salt & less pepper that does not distract from the just salt & pepper flavor profile?
I really like the taste of the peppers, but even if I go with 1 cup salt + 1 tbsp pepper I am sure wife & kids would still complain.
Is there any spice I could use instead of pepper keeping the taste without hotness?