Deep-Fried Turkey Marinade

Cajun deep fried turkey marinade recipe

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Marinating Time: 8 hrs
  • Serving: 1 serving

When cooking a deep-fried turkey, you want to get as much flavor as you can into the bird before it goes into the oil. This classic Cajun-inspired injection marinade will tenderize the turkey as it adds flavor.


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup ​ Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Cajun seasoning
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  2. Combine everything in a mixing bowl and blend well.

    Combine everything in bowl
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  3. Thoroughly coat turkey with marinade. If possible work the marinade under the skin over the breasts.

    Coat turkey
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  4. Place turkey in a large container or resealable bag. Refrigerate bird between 8 to 24 hours.

    Place turkey in container
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  5. Deep-fry and enjoy!

    Deep fry and enjoy
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