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Turkey Marinade Recipes For Injecting My Turkey Before Deep Frying It


This is the 13th post in our series titled “Twenty Two Thanksgiving Turkey Tips”.  Each day between now and Thanksgiving we’ll have a new tip for you.  Today’s tip are turkey injection recipes:

If you choose to inject your turkey with a marinade, then this is definitely a post you want to pay attention to.  There are many marinades available for purchase, but many delicious marinades can be made right at home.  Marinades are so useful when it comes to turkey because they add flavor, moisture, and can be done the same exact day you plan to cook your turkey.  Whether you want to use a spicy Cajun marinade or a sweet butter-based recipe, the choice is really up to you.  Really the only tool that you need to inject a turkey is a injection kit. With the proper tools, simple ingredients and easy to follow recipes you will have a delicious, flavorful turkey in no time.

 Citrus-Marinated Turkey

  • 10 roasted garlic cloves (see Note)
  • 10 raw garlic cloves
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 3 chipotles in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons annatto paste (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

Butter Based Injection Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground pepper
  • salt to taste

Lemon Herb Injection

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup light cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, cracked
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cajun Turkey Injection

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup liquid crab boil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


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