Bicentennial Seasoning was added to our product line in 1976 to highlight our country's bicentennial anniversary. We tried to go back in time to the type of cooking our ancestors used. Since cooking was often over the hearth, coarser spices were used which allowed a slow release of flavors over a longer period of time.
Rub into large cuts of meat, about 1 teaspoon per pound, before roasting. For the holiday turkey this has remained the Penzey family favorite spice. The fragrance of the spices combined with the roasting turkey or duck is as much a part of our Christmas sensory memories as the fresh pine scent of the Christmas tree.
This blend is also a favorite with hunters, as the orange and coriander go well with the gaminess of wild fowl and venison.
Hand mixed from: flake salt, cracked Tellicherry black pepper, sugar, minced orange peel, coriander, and turmeric. Sodium content: 674.23 mg per teaspoon; 19.26% sodium