Some of the most common spices blended to make poultry seasoning include sage, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, nutmeg and black pepper. These dried, ground spices enhance the flavor of chicken, turkey and other poultry products.
Other popular spices found in poultry seasoning include cumin, ginger, curry spices, ground cloves, celery seed, white pepper, garlic and onion powder.
Packaged poultry seasoning is readily available in the spice aisle of most grocery stores and online grocery retailers. A person can also prepare homemade poultry seasoning by mixing ground seasonings together and following recipes such as Food.com's homemade poultry seasoning. Poultry seasoning recipes typically require grinding all ingredients in a coffee grinder or blender until fine and then storing the mixture in an airtight container for up to one to three years. Freezing is not recommended.
Some varieties of poultry seasonings consist of spices that add the flavors of certain ethnic cuisines, such as Indian, Mexican and Cajun. A cook can also create a personal favorite blend with his own unique mix of spices.
In addition to poultry, these spices work well in soups, stuffing, fish, pork, beef, tofu and veggie burgers. They can be used as a dry rub, brushed on with a base of olive oil or sprinkled onto the food item.