The Ultimate Smoked Turkey Rub Recipe

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Discover the ultimate combination of BBQ flavors and herbs with our Smoked Turkey Rub. This exceptional blend is specifically designed to enhance the taste of smoked turkey, making it truly the best of the best.

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The Ultimate Smoked Turkey Rub Recipe

Unmatched for Smoking: The Finest Turkey Rub

When we say this is the absolute best turkey rub for smoking, we’re not exaggerating. Our recipe was carefully developed with smoked turkey in mind, fusing traditional BBQ flavors with earthy herbs to create a harmonious blend that will elevate your smoked turkey to new heights.

A Homage to Smoked Turkey Delights

Whenever my husband Todd and I travel, I make it a point to indulge in smoked turkey whenever the opportunity arises. This recipe is my tribute to the delectable smoked turkeys found in renowned restaurant joints. Because I adore them so much, I felt compelled to create my own turkey rub and share it with the world, enabling everyone to savor the delightful flavors of homemade smoked turkey.

The Ultimate Smoked Turkey Rub Recipe

A Dry Rub Crafted for Smoked Turkey

Our dry rub is truly tailor-made for smoked turkey, encapsulating the essence of this cooking method. While crafting this rub, we kept the versatility for holiday feasts in mind, infusing it with traditional holiday flavors. Holidays evoke images of aromatic herbs, and our rub incorporates sage, rosemary, and thyme, delivering that delightful, nostalgic holiday turkey taste.

Don’t restrict yourself to smoked turkey alone—this rub can be used to add a burst of killer flavor to any roast turkey preparation.

Ingredients for the Ultimate Smoked Turkey Rub

To achieve the most well-rounded and palate-pleasing turkey rub, we combine 7 classic BBQ seasonings with 4 tantalizing herbs.

The Ultimate Smoked Turkey Rub Recipe

Gather the following ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, using a fork to break up any lumps. The seasoning is now ready to use. If you’re an enthusiastic Thanksgiving planner like me, feel free to prepare this seasoning ahead of time, relieving some of the holiday stress.

To store the turkey seasoning, choose an airtight glass container. Personally, I prefer using glass spice containers for all my homemade seasonings and rubs. This allows them to blend with my other spices, and it helps me keep track of my vast repertoire of homemade seasonings.

Should you have any turkey seasoning remaining, store it in an airtight glass container for up to 1 month, maintaining its freshness and flavors.

Instructions for Smoked Turkey Rub

Preparing our smoked turkey rub is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the smoked turkey rub.
  2. Use a fork to thoroughly combine the ingredients, ensuring the sugar is well distributed and any clumps are broken up.
  3. Your smoked turkey rub is now ready to use. Alternatively, store it in an airtight container for future use.

The Ultimate Smoked Turkey Rub Recipe

Enjoy the Flavors of Perfection

Indulge in the sensational taste of smoked turkey, perfectly seasoned with our exceptional rub. Whether you’re smoking your turkey or roasting it, this blend guarantees an unforgettable culinary experience. So, fire up your smoker, or preheat your oven, and let our smoked turkey rub elevate your holiday feast to new heights.

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