Turkey season is almost here, and  it’s time to think of some delicious seasoning recipes that will have your guests gobbling for more.


Turkey season is almost here, and  it’s time to think of some delicious seasoning recipes that will have your guests gobbling for more.

Did you know that the “first Thanksgiving” didn’t even include turkey? There are accounts of wild fowl such as ducks and geese, but no mention of the Pilgrims of Plymouth feasting on turkey during their celebration in 1621. It wasn’t until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as a national h0liday and the tradition of eating this scrumptious bird began.

SmartyPans is all about creating a memorable cooking experience for everyone! S0 grab your SmartyPans, heat up your stovetop,  and season your turkey with family and friends using these 3 delicious combinations that will ensure a zesty Thanksgiving.

Indian Curry-Spiced Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 whole turkey
  • 1 tbsp peeled and shredded fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • A few pinches of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Lemon and Herb Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 whole turkey
  • 2 tbsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs sage
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Garlic and Black Pepper Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 whole turkey
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt

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