It’s November and that means we are busy gathering our recipes for Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey is the center of this traditional meal. There are so many different ways to create the perfect brine and perhaps you’re already researching how to cook that large, intimidating turkey.
Brining will help you cook the most succulent turkey you’ve ever had, and the smartest, easiest way to do it is with a dry brine. We have created a delicious succulent brine packed with our signature spices. This signature rub will have you dry-brining your turkey like a pro. Follow these easy steps for an impeccably juicy, delicious bird.
Bourbon Barrel Turkey Dry Brine
Turkey brining will help you cook the tastiest turkey you’ve ever had.
- 4 1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds
- 4 1/2 tsp Bourbon Smoked Paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp Bourbon Smoked Chili Powder
- 3 tbsp Bourbon Smoked Sugar
- 1 tbsp ground sage
- 4 1/2 tsp Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt
- 2 1/2 tsp Bourbon Smoked Pepper
Toast cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Allow cooling for 5 minutes, then grind in a clean coffee grinder or mortar and pestle.
Combine remaining ingredients, mixing well.
rub turkey with the dry rub and allow to sit in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours or overnight before proceeding to roast or smoke the turkey.
note* this rub would also be excellent on a whole chicken.