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Sauces and Condiments

Rosemary-lemon salt

Rosemary-lemon salt
Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times

Every year at this time, cooks begin to panic about how they're going to roast their turkey. All that anxiety is misplaced. Roasting a turkey is easy: You simply salt it, roast it and rest it. It's the carving that ... Read more

  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

Step 1Pulse together the salt, rosemary and lemon zest in a spice grinder or mash them in a mortar and pestle. Makes 1/2 cup. The mixture can be stored in a tightly sealed jar for up to 2 weeks.

Note: This makes enough for a 20-pound turkey. Allow 2 tablespoons per 5 pounds of turkey weight.

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