Spice Rub Thanksgiving Turkey With Pineapple And Mustard Glaze

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Nov. 20, 2006

The Spice Rub Turkey is a thanksgiving delight with a difference. Thanksgiving is a time to entertain and bond with family and friends. Make it a truly special occasion with this spice rub turkey recipe.


Turkey 10 Pound (Giblets Removed)
Fresh parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Lemons 2
Fresh sage 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Celery 1 Bunch (100 gm) , cut into 4
Onions 2 , quartered
Carrots 2 , cut into 4
Olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Spice rub 2 Tablespoon
Pineapple and mustard glaze 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1) Preheat the oven to 425F.

2) Wash the turkey under cold running water and pat dry with a kitchen towel.


3) Insert the parsley, lemons and sage into the cavity of the turkey.

4) Spread the celery, onions and carrots on a sheet pan and drizzle it with olive oil.

5) Place the turkey on the vegetables and gently rub it with the spice rub.

6) Drizzle the turkey with olive oil and season generously with salt.


7) Roast the turkey in the preheated oven at for about 2 hours, brushing the turkey with the pineapple glaze every 20 to 30 minutes.

8) Continue to roast until an instant read thermometer registers 160 to 165˚F in the deepest part of the white meat of the turkey.

9) Remove turkey from the oven and set aside to rest for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.


10) Carve the turkey and serve with pineapple and mustard glaze and roasted vegetables.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 150 Minutes
Servings: 20