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Baharat-Spiced Turkey

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For local heritage turkey, and other pasture-raised meats check out Da-Le Ranch.


Make the Baharat Spice Blend

Combine spices and mix thoroughly. Adjust to taste by adding preferred spices. Makes extra.

Prepare Turkey Dry-Brine

Pat defrosted turkey dry. Sprinkle inside and out with sugar and salt (amonts specified are for 15 pound turkey). Generously sprinkle with baharat spice blend.

Refergeriate for 1-3 days before cooking by desired method.

Serve alongside these sides for a twist on a traditional Thanksgiving meal:
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Citrus and Celery Salad with Feta and Dates
Little Gem Salad with Persimmons, Pears, and Almonds
Zucchini-Wrapped, Feta-Stuffed Dates
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*Baharat can be found at international groceries like Balboa International Market. Or make your own custom blend with this recipe.

Ingredients for

Baharat-Spiced Turkey

4 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground clove
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons ground dried Persian lime
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar

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Baharat-Spiced Turkey

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