Thinking about throwing a bird on the barbecue? Then this poultry seasoning recipe is the one for you! With its emphasis on dried herbs, it is a great all-purpose blend and is at home used on chicken or turkey. And with a little paprika powder, it can be used with game birds. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
Note: If you don't have whole peppercorns just use ground pepper but reduce the amount you use by half. Same goes with the onion and garlic flakes if you only have powder available.
Ingredients: (makes about 12 tablespoons)
4 tbsp dried parsley
4 tbsp dried sage
4 tbsp dried marjoram
3 tbsp onion flakes
2 tbsp dried rosemary
2 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp garlic flakes
1 tbsp paprika powder
3 tsp sea salt
tbsp = tablespoon
Store this poultry seasoning recipe in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight.
As it uses a lot of dried herbs it doesn't retain its flavours as well as some other mixes, so my recommendation is to use within 2-3 months before making another lot.
Note: See the grinding page for info on preparing herbs and spices.
If you have your own method for applying it, carry on doing that...
Liberally sprinkle some over your bird and massage it in so the meat is evenly coated.
Cover with some plastic wrap or foil and place in your refrigerator for a few hours. Or better, overnight.
Take it out of the refrigerator and let it return to room temperature about an hour before your planned cooking time.
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