Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins
Dominick came up with this delicious creation. It was a big hit!
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons salt
- 1⁄2 tablespoon black pepper (may also use white pepper)
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 5 -6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Mix all ingredients in food processor or blender.
- Mix until thoroughly blended (about 2-4 minutes).
- Transfer into flavor injector and inject turkey in several places.
- Deep fry turkey as usual (about 3 minutes per pound).
Wow, probably will never by store bought again. Very very good. I used chicken broth instead of OJ for a duck and it was the best duck ever. Also used garlic powder instead of cloves so I did not need a blender. Thanks for posting. Update: Works great for beer can chicken also and the leftover sauce freezes well for next time.
I have to admit, I was very skeptical about this one. Having fried many turkeys over the years, I've always used a butter based recipe. This OJ based injection was a HUGE HIT! VERY moist with a great but not over powering flavor. A professional chef, who I had never met before yesterday, did the carving for me (something I hate doing). He could not get over the moistness & flavor. I did double the recipe for an 18 lb bird and that left me about 1/2 cup (+/-) of unused marinade for those that wanted a little on the side for drizzling on their plate (like me!). Be sure to blend thourghly as directed or even a little longer. I used a puree setting on my blender. No problem with injector clogging even though I used sea salt. For those that have clogging problems with any injection - avoid the stress & buy a QUALITY injector. Those little plastic ones often included in "kits" are a waste of time. GREAT Recipe. Many thanks Dominick & Amanda!
Good job, Dominick! This was a big hit. Thank you, thank you for the directions of running it through the blender for 2-4 minutes. The last time (a good 20 years ago) that I tried to use a marinade injector, the needle hole plugged up repeatedly with the spices, and I tossed out the injector and said "never again." The seasoning blend was PERFECT, and had the perfect amount of "kick."