Moroccan Rub Turkey

Photo provided by Spice IslandsMoroccan Rub for chicken or turkey will appeal to those looking for experimental Thanksgiving recipes.
Photo provided by Spice IslandsMoroccan Rub for chicken or turkey will appeal to those looking for experimental Thanksgiving recipes.

Moroccan Rub Turkey

Serves about 8. Recipe is from Spice Islands, which says “the recipe is for a turkey breast or a whole chicken. For a large, whole turkey, we recommend doubling the dry seasonings.”

2 tsps. garlic powder

2 tsps. black pepper, medium grind

11/2 tsps. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground Saigon cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. turmeric

Generous amount of sea salt

1 (5- to 6-lb.) turkey breast

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup butter, melted

1. Combine garlic, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, turmeric and a generous grinding of sea salt in a small bowl. Mix well and reserve 1 teaspoon of seasoning.

2. Rub remaining seasoning over turkey breast. Roast according to manufacturer’s directions.

3. Combine reserved seasoning with honey and butter; mix well. Brush over turkey last 30 minutes of baking time.