Top 10 Turkey Injection Marinade Recipes

The Best and Most Popular Turkey Injection Recipes

Want to add flavor to your next turkey? Try injecting it right into the meat. Injecting Turkey is the best way to get flavor inside. An injection marinade works from the inside, tenderizing and flavoring the meat while it slowly spreads through the bird. Injection marinades can be used with traditional turkey marinades, turkey rubs, and even turkey brines

Use this method of flavoring your turkey then choose your method of cooking:

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    Poultry injection
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    Use this injection marinade to reach deep into the meat of poultry. It works really well on turkey. Make sure the mixture is warm to keep the butter in liquid form.

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    Oil marinade
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    This is a flavorful injection marinade for turkey. Remember to get it spread out evenly so you don't end up with pockets of the marinade in the meat.

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    Melted butter
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    Remember that an injection sauce is a marinade and needs to spend some time with the meat to work best. You should plan on using this injection marinade several hours before you start cooking. This is great with any kind of poultry, particularly turkey.

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    Cajun Turkey Injection Marinade
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    This is the classic solution injected into the meat of turkeys which are fried Cajun style. By getting the flavors inside the meat you won't have to worry about the hot oil washing them off. Make sure you distribute the injection evenly so you don't get large pockets of the mixture.

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    Turkey Injection
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    This injection marinade adds real heat under the skin of any poultry. If you want a little fire in your bird this is a great sauce to use. Make sure you only put small amounts in each place end up with large pockets of hot sauce.

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    Spicy Poultry Injection
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    This injection solution has a good dose of cayenne which will add some heat to your turkey. Make sure you spread it throughout the meat so you don't end up with pockets of cayenne.

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    Beer and Honey Turkey Injection
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    This turkey injection combines a traditional Cajun flavor with beer and honey to give you a well-balanced flavor. Since this injection marinade contains honey you need to use it warm (not hot).

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    Turkey on platter
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    This injection solution super-hydrates your turkey so it stays nice and moist while it cooks. The cayenne and hot sauce give it a Cajun flare that makes this recipe perfect for fried turkey.

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    Roasted Turkey
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    Lots of injection marinades are built around a Cajun flavor. This one is mild in heat, but rich in herb flavors. Make sure that the herbs you use are well ground so that they will fit through your injection needle.