Cajun Turkey Injection Marinade

Cajun Turkey Injection Marinade
Cajun Turkey Injection Marinade. Phillip Wilkins/Getty Images
    30 mins
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Deep fried turkey actually started as a Cajun dish, and the first step is a delicious injection marinade. This traditional marinade recipe is combined and then injected straight into the turkey. Make sure that you mix this marinade well before you load it into the needle. If you are deep frying this turkey wipe off any excess marinade before it hits the oil.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup/240 mL lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL liquid crab boil
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL olive oil
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cayenne pepper

How to Make It

1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Stir and continue heating until sauce is has completely liquefied. Remove from heat and let mixture cool for 5 minutes.

2. Use while still warm enough to remain in a liquid state. Inject directly into the breast, leg, and thigh meat.  Do this a few times to make sure the marinade is well dispersed throughout the turkey.

 Wipe away any excess that may leak out.  Deep fry as directed.

3. If preferred, you can make your own Cajun Seasoning