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Sauces and Condiments

Smoky spiced salt with orange

Smoky spiced salt with orange
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
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika or pimenton de la Vera
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

Step 1Pulse together the salt, smoked paprika, onion and garlic powders, cumin, black pepper, brown sugar and orange zest in a spice grinder or mash them in a mortar and pestle. Makes a little more than 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 generous tablespoons per 5 pounds of turkey weight.

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