Cajun Turkey Marinade
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons liquid crab boil
- 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Add lemon juice, oil, crab boil, Cajun seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and hot sauce. Stir and continue heating until sauce is thoroughly mixed. Remove from heat and let mixture cool 10 minutes.
Remove fully thawed turkey from refrigerator. Fill a needle injector with the marinade. Inject about 2 ounces of marinade into each side of the breast and 1 ounce into each leg/thigh for a 15 pound turkey. For best results, insert needle at different angles through the same hole when injecting marinade. Wipe off any marinade that comes out. Do not inject more than 8 ounces of marinade for the entire turkey.
Allow turkey to rest for 45 minutes at room temperature.