Turkey Seasoning - Add Fabulous Flavours to Your Grilled, Fried or Oven Cooked Bird

This turkey seasoning is just the blend if grilling, frying or oven cooking a bird! It's a paprika based blend combined with dried herbs and other spices, it can be made in only minutes and is versatile enough to be used with chicken and game. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Ingredients: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)

4 tbsp smoked paprika powder (or any variety)
2 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp dried oregano
2-3 tsp chili powder
2 tsp salt (see note 2 below)
2 tsp onion powder
8-10 dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Crumble the bay leaves
  • Grind the peppercorns, bay leaf pieces and salt
  • Once ground, add to a bowl and stir in the paprika, onion, chili and garlic powders
  • Finally, crumble in the dried oregano and basil. Combine thoroughly

Stored in an airtight jar in a cool place and out of direct sunlight, this turkey spice will retain its flavours for a while. I like to use it within 3 months before making a fresh lot.

Note: For tips and step-by-step photos on how to grind ingredients, click here(Link opens in new window)

Note 2: If you have them to hand, I recommend using a quality rock/sea/kosher salt as they're less processed. However you can happily use regular table salt if that's all you have available.

Ingredient Note: If you don't have peppercorns, use pre-ground and reduce the quantity the recipe says by half. So you use 1½ teaspoons of ground pepper instead of 1 tablespoon of whole peppercorns.

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