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Perfect Turkey Rub – Your Next Best Friend

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Love me some juicy delicious flavourful turkey!!! The problem is how often I used to eat turkey that was NOT juicy delicious or flavourful… so sad… you see the biggest problem I have is the skin. I refuse to eat turkey skin. Just.. yuck! It’s so unfortunate, all that basting and the flavour of the juice just can’t get past that thick skin, leaving the meat dry and tasteless!

UNTIL NOW.

By massaging this perfect turkey rub in between the skin and meat, the flavour is able to sink right in as the turkey roasts. So I am able to enjoy juicy turkey meat and for all those yucky people who eat turkey skin *cough* my husband *cough* it’s extra crispy and delicious! (apparently)

Perfect Turkey Rub. You'll never roast a turkey the same again after you've come face to face with this Perfect Turkey Rub! Aromatic spices and the genius rub technique combine to bring juicy perfection to your turkey dinner.

How to make turkey rub

This turkey rub is crazy easy to make! Simply toss all the ingredients together and BOOM! Perfect Turkey Rub! I like to massage the turkey rub into the meat by gently pulling back the skin from the meat so that my hand has access to all of the meat without actually taking the skin off completely. Massage the rub into the meat and then cover with that skin so it retains all of the juices and hold in the rub while roasting.

I use the same technique in this delicious Cranberry Thyme Turkey Roast!

Leftover turkey ideas

Besides playing the star role in the ever fabulous Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter dinner, turkey tastes amazing in so many things! Lately my favourite way to use up leftover turkey is in my Turkey Chilli or Roast Turkey Avocado on Focaccia. Turkey is so versatile. I like to buy a couple when they go on sale around the holidays to store in my freezer for when the need to roast a turkey hits!

Eating low carb? You don’t have miss out on the turkey sandwich crave. Check out this Low Carb Sandwich with Turkey, Bacon, Cheddar and Avocado!

Roast Turkey Avocado Bacon on Focaccia. A fully loaded focaccia sandwich jam packed with roast turkey, avocado, crisp bacon and aged cheddar.

Looking for some dishes to go with that turkey? Try these:

Quick Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Quick Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls. These yummy pull-apart dinner rolls are perfect for when you only have a short time before your meal is ready and forgot about the buns! Ready in a little over 1 hour from start to finish, these buns will be your new go-to bun recipe!

Roasted Broccolini, Green Beans and Carrots

Roasted Broccolini, Green Beans and Carrots. These roasted vegetables are packed with flavour and carry the perfect texture. Crisp broccolini, vibrant carrots, crunchy green beans and roasted garlic play together beautifully to create an epic side dish that knows no bounds.

Have you made this recipe? Let me know how much you loved it!

Perfect Turkey Rub. You'll never roast a turkey the same again after you've come face to face with this Perfect Turkey Rub! Aromatic spices and the genius rub technique combine to bring juicy perfection to your turkey dinner.
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Perfect Turkey Rub – Your Next Best Friend

You’ll never roast a turkey the same again after you’ve come face to face with this Perfect Turkey Rub! Aromatic spices and the genius rub technique combine to bring juicy perfection to your turkey dinner.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword turkey rub
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 whole lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • whisk all of the rub ingredients together in a small bowl. Gently pull the skin away from the turkey meat, leaving it still attached to the turkey. Massage the rub all over the turkey, in between the meat and the skin. 
  • Roast turkey as per usual, generally 20 minutes to the pound at 325°, bast every half an hour. Turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°.

4 Comments

  1. Sounds absolutely delicious Aleta and can’t wait to try it. I too am one of those not fond of the skin 🙂

  2. Alysse Gaspar

    5 stars
    Super delicious! I’ll definitely be using this recipe again!

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