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Receta de Adobo de Pimentón Para Pavo - Smoked Paprika Rub for Turkey Recipe

La Tienda Kitchens

  • 10 minutes
  • 15 servings
Smoked Paprika Rub for Turkey Recipe
Add amazing smoky flavor and golden color to this year's holiday turkey with our smoked paprika rub featuring Pimentón de La Vera. This spice rub is also a great way to liven up a roast chicken any time of the year!
Rated 5 Stars


  • 3 tablespoons of sweet smoked paprika
  • 2tsp onion powder
  • 2tsp garlic powder
  • 3tsp salt
  • 3tsp ground black pepper
  • 4tsp granulated sugar
  • 2tsp dried thyme
  • 2tsp dried oregano
  • 1tsp ground yellow mustard
  • 1/4tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1whole (12-15 lb) turkey
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In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except extra virgin olive oil. Wash and prepare turkey for cooking according to your favorite recipe. 


Place turkey, breast side up, on roasting rack in a roasting pan. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of the rub mixture inside turkey. Stuff turkey with dressing or vegetables, if desired. Brush turkey all over with extra virgin olive oil. Spread remaining rub mixture all over the surface and under the skin of the turkey.


Roast turkey according to your favorite recipe. 

Cook’s note: Use half the amount of spice rub for roast chicken. 

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November 2012

Rated 5 Stars

This is an incredible 'secret weapon' that is so easy to pull off. Your guests will not be able to figure out how you got such a subtle, smoky flavor without roasting over an actual wood fire. Hope you enjoy as much as we do.

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