Surely recommending you deep fry your turkey is enough of a tip for today, but wait, there’s more. A tasty, hidden secret of turkey frying, and that is: Injecting. There’s tools for this too, special injectors, which, all easy gags aside, really do a great job adding juices to your turkey (or any other meat).
Here’s a few ‘home-made’ turkey injecting recipes from Grant our North Calgary manager (see below). If you don’t want to make your own marinade there are plenty of marinades available in the store from Bayou Butter to Hot & Sour that would do just as well.
BBQ SAUCE Turn your favorite BBQ sauce into an injectable marinade with this quick and easy recipe. 3 tablespoons melted butter 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce. What ever your favorite is. Any apple based type sauce or a sweeter type bbq sauce is best. (flavour of your choice) 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoons Tabasco/favorite hot sauce. (Non-chunky) (optional...well no, not really)
GARLIC LEMON PEPPER BUTTER One of the most popular flavours for turkey injection. This sauce will convince newcomers to never cook their turkey in the oven again. 3 tablespoons melted butter 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2/3 cup chicken stock 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon garlic power 2 teaspoons onion powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Tabasco (optional)
DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients together in a small suacepan over medium heat untill all ingredients are dissolved and well blended. Let cool to room temperature before injecting in the turkey. Before putting the marinade in the injector, whisk the mixture well to emulsify all the ingredients together. Inject the bird about a half an hour before frying – then follow directions for frying turkey below. Both are good for 12-15 pound turkeys. As for what hardware to use, well, you know where to go. Here are some of the marinade injectors we carry:
For the beginer this injector works well. The plastic ergonomic handle makes it easy to hold and to inject your meat. 2 oz injector $6.99
Stainless Steel Injector This heavy duty all stainless steel injector is for the avid deep fryer or for those who love their turkeys deep fried. 2 oz injector $24.99