Smoky spiced salt with orange
This makes enough for a 20-pound turkey. Allow 2 generous tablespoons per 5 pounds of turkey weight.
1/4 cup kosher salt
1 tablespoon smoked paprika or pimenton de la Vera
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
Pulse together the salt, smoked paprika, onion and garlic powders, cumin, black pepper, brown sugar and orange zest in a spice grinder or mash them in a mortar and pestle. Makes a little more than 1/2 cup. The mixture can be stored in a tightly sealed jar for up to 2 weeks.
Each tablespoon: 7 calories; 0 protein; 2 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 1 gram sugar; 1,681 mg. sodium.