Here at Rumi Spice, it is our belief that you can never have too many Rumi Spices! We have created an amazing Thanksgiving turkey recipe this year using 3 of our most beloved whole spices, directly sourced from Afghanistan.
A Symphony of Spices
At the heart of this recipe are the carefully selected Rumi spices: coriander, cumin, and saffron. These aren't just any spices; they are the soul of the dish, each bringing its unique flavor profile.
Lightly crushed Rumi Spice coriander seeds infuse the turkey with a sweet, lemony flavor that complements the natural savoriness of the meat. This spice, known for its versatility, adds a subtle depth that will intrigue and delight your taste buds.
The cumin seeds introduce a warm, earthy note, creating a perfect balance with the coriander. This spice is a staple in many cuisines worldwide, celebrated for its ability to elevate meat dishes with its rich and hearty flavor.
Saffron, the star of the show, is a luxurious and coveted spice. A pinch of Rumi Spice saffron strands imparts a beautiful golden hue and a distinctive aroma and taste, reminiscent of sweet hay and the sea. It's this exotic touch that makes the turkey not just a dish, but a centerpiece.
The Rumi Trio with citrus and fresh herbs
The zest and juice of a lemon bring a fresh, zesty vibrancy to the turkey. This citrus element cuts through the richness of the meat, adding a layer of freshness that makes each bite moreish and satisfying.
Fresh thyme and bay leaves are the supporting cast in this culinary performance. Thyme, with its subtle, earthy sweetness, pairs beautifully with the lemon and saffron, while bay leaves add a hint of floral aroma, tying all the flavors together harmoniously.
The Perfect Roast
This recipe isn't just about the flavors; it's also about achieving the perfect roast. The method ensures the turkey is cooked to juicy perfection. Basting with a saffron-infused butter mixture not only flavors the bird but also gives it a stunning golden-brown finish. The resting time is crucial, allowing the juices to redistribute, ensuring every slice is moist and tender.