Smoked Turkey Rub

10 mins
1 Turkey

When smoking a whole turkey, season your brined bird with a mix of spices and herbs. We suggest using both a wet and dry rub. Use the dry rub within the turkey's cavity while using the wet rub to coat the outside of the bird.

Ingredients

FOR THE RUB

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered sage

Ingredient Tips

WET RUB
A wet rub holds better to the outside of your bird and also aids in moisture retention.

Directions

Step 1 Of 5
1
Mix all dry ingredients together.
2
Dust the inner cavity of the turkey with one tablespoon of the dry ingredients.
3
Mix the remaining dry ingredients with the vegetable oil to make a wet rub, or paste.
4
Gently separate the skin from the meat of the bird. Massage the wet rub into the meat underneath the skin. Be careful. Do not completely remove the skin from the bird.
Hot Tip
When finished, use toothpicks to hold the skin in place.
5
Use all remaining wet rub to coat the outside of the bird.
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