Yesterday, I was telling you about the awesomely nasty smoothie I had made. But it wasn't made for drinking because DANG, nobody wants to deal with that morning/afternoon/evening breath. No, no, peeps, it was a rub for the turkey I was cooking up for Turkey Bowl Sunday (otherwise known as "Super Bowl Sunday" to you sports nerds).
Here's the recipe. I adapted it from the Splendid Table recipe.
Freaking Amazing Turkey Rub
- sharp knife for chopping
- onion (I like red)
- 8 peeled cloves of garlic or so
- 2-3 slices of bacon
- 2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil
- dry sage
- whatever other spices you dig (thyme/basil/oregano, chili powder/cumin/cayenne pepper)
Roughly chop the onion and bacon so your blender doesn't have to work too hard. Put the first four ingredients in your blender. Juice the lemon into the blender. Salt, pepper, sage, and other spice it to taste. (I measure my spices in my hand- a small palmful of all of them. It's about 2 teaspoons or a tablespoon of each.)
Blend that stuff together. Add more olive oil if your blender is reluctant to grind it up.
Then give your turkey a little Swedish massage. Here's directions on how to rub down a turkey. (Because a turkey is just a big chicken, right?)