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Spice Up the Season

11/17/2017, 6 a.m.
Whether this holiday marks your culinary debut or you’re a seasoned chef looking for a fresh take on seasonal favorites, ...
Traditional Turkey. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

— Whether this holiday marks your culinary debut or you’re a seasoned chef looking for a fresh take on seasonal favorites, you can take some notes from the pros. Every good chef has an arsenal of tricks and techniques to create amazing dishes every time, and the perfect blend of spices is one of those winning secrets.

In a properly seasoned dish, the spice accents the natural flavors without overpowering them. That’s why it’s a good idea to build your menu around spices and herbs of the highest quality, such as Spice Islands, which crafts and packages spices and herbs from around the world to deliver the most authentic and intense flavor possible.

Add flavor-rich, seasonal spices to your holiday table with these flavorful recipes for a Traditional Turkey Rub, Cranberry Apple Chutney, Butternut Squash Soup with Thyme Butter and Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes.

From the appetizers to the main dish to dessert, flavorful seasonings can make a good recipe great. Find

more ideas for spicing up your holiday menu at SpiceIslands.com.

Traditional Turkey Rub

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: rub for 1 turkey (about 15 pounds)

-2 teaspoons Spice Islands Crushed Rosemary

-1 teaspoon Spice Islands Thyme

-1 teaspoon Spice Islands Onion Powder

-1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Garlic Powder

-1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands Ground Saigon Cinnamon sea salt Spice Islands Ground Black Pepper pure olive oil (optional)

-1 turkey

In small bowl, combine rosemary, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder and cinnamon. Generously add salt and pepper. Lightly coat turkey with oil, if desired.

Rub all surfaces of turkey with seasoning. Roast according to package directions.