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How to Rub a Turkey

An easy way to add flavor

Turkey Rub Recipe

  • 1 (8 to 12-pound) JENNIE-O® whole turkey, thawed, giblets and neck removed
  • 1/3 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves
  • 2 sticks butter
  • Peel of 1 lemon, cut into 6-8 pieces
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

    Prepare turkey.  In the work bowl of a food processor add, rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage, garlic, lemon peel, olive oil and salt and pepper. Process all ingredients until peel and garlic are finely chopped and all ingredients are blended well. Refrigerate until ready to use. Rub under turkey skin before cooking.

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