Ok. I know. It is a little bit early for making stocking stuffers since we haven’t even eaten the Thanksgiving turkey yet. I hope you don’t mind that I post this gift idea a month early. And just to let you know, the spice doesn’t have to go in a stocking, either. It could be put in a can, dish, box, bag, basket, or oven mitt—whatever you like.
This week the challenge for the Recipe Redux blog group was to come up with an idea for a present from the kitchen. My preferred kitchen gift is sweet bread like: Stollen, Cranberry Orange Bread, or Panettone. This year, I thought it was time to try something different.
My idea was to make up a batch of curry, like the one used in my sweet potato curry, and then make another spice batch of poultry seasoning. And then, shock of shocks, yesterday I went to Whole Foods Market to buy the brand of Garahm Masala I use for the curry, and they were out of it. I could have tried a different brand, but I wouldn’t know how the final outcome would taste, since there was no time to cook up a dish. Second thought… just go with the poultry seasoning alone. Hmm. That actually works better for search engine optimization (seo); Poultry Spice Stocking Stuffer –good; Poultry Spice and Curry Stocking Stuffers –bad. Seo is one of those things that takes me awhile to learn, but one thing I have learned, is that if you want people to find your post from all the possibilities out there in cyber space, a short title is good.
At any rate, the Poultry Spice is for poultry, which means… and maybe you’ve guessed it already –it’s good for turkey!
Wishing you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 3 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon black salt
- Mix the ingredients together.
- Pour the poultry spice into the spice jars and cover with the lids.
Each spice jar holds about 1/3 cup spice. You can purchase the jars at Whole World Market and Sur la Table. Count on 5 to 10 more minutes if you are wrapping the jars.
This recipe is also posted at Full Plate Thursday