Spice Mix Recipes

Poultry Seasoning

1/4 cup dried Rosemary
2 Tablespoons dried Thyme
1 Tablespoon dried Sage
1 Tablespoon dried Basil
1 Tablespoon dried Oregano
1 Tablespoon Turmeric
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste

If you have a food processor you can process for a few seconds until combined.  If not...just mix together and store in bottle or jar.

 

Vanilla

1 bottle organic vodka
10 vanilla beans

Slice open 3 vanilla beans and with the remaining beans add to the bottle of vodka.  Store in a cool dark place and shake bottle once a week for at least 4 months before using.

 

Citrus Turkey Brine

2 Oranges
2 Lemons     
2 Limes
2 Apples
5 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary (3 Tablespoons dried Rosemary)
10 Sprigs Fresh Thyme (3 Tablespoons dried Thyme)
4 Bay Leaves
1 ½ cup Kosher Salt
3 Tablespoons Black Peppercorns (3 Tablespoons Black Pepper)
1 Tablespoon Juniper Berries crushed (optional)
5 large cloves Garlic roughly chopped
2 cups brown sugar
2 gallons water

In a large pot slice oranges, lemons, limes, and apples.  Add the water and remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  Bring mixture to a boil on high heat and cook for three minutes.  Remove from heat and cool.  Unwrap turkey and remove bags of giblets and neck from cavity or turkey.  Rinse under cool water and place turkey in a large brining bag or pot.  Pour brine over turkey making sure it is submerged in the water.  You can add more water if needed.

Refrigerate and let turkey brine for at least 8 – 12 hours or up to 1 hour per pound of turkey.

Remove turkey from brine. Wash turkey with cool water and discard brine solution.
 
 

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