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Herbed Rubbed Turkey

 Herbed Rubbed Turkey
Rubs really have a way of locking in the flavor of meats. Here a wonderful blend of seasonings makes turkey extraordinary.—Twila Burkholder, Middleburg, Pennsylvania
12-14 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Rub half the
  • seasoning mixture in the cavity of the turkey; add the bay leaves.
  • Rub remaining mixture over the turkey skin.
  • Tie the drumsticks together and place turkey in a roasting pan. Roast
  • using your favorite cooking method until a meat thermometer reads
  • 180°. Cover turkey and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Yield: 12-14 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer