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Creole Butter Smoked Turkey Injection Recipe

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This easy Creole Butter smoked turkey injection recipe for turkey features rich, melted butter combined with the vibrant essence of Creole seasonings and spices. It’s sure to make your turkey the star of the show this Thanksgiving.

Injecting turkey with butter is a technique used to enhance the turkey’s flavor and moisture, especially during cooking methods like smoking, roasting, or frying, where the turkey can potentially dry out.

This process involves using a meat injector to insert a seasoned liquid mixture, such as butter, marinade, or broth, directly into the turkey’s meat, particularly the breasts, thighs, and legs. The injected liquid helps keep the turkey moist, adds a burst of flavor, and creates a juicier and more flavorful final product.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon granulated garlic 
  • 2 tablespoon granulated onion

Special Equipment and Tools

  • Saucepan: You’ll need a medium saucepan to melt the butter.
  • Stirring Utensil: Have a spoon or spatula on hand for stirring the butter and Creole seasoning.
  • Meat Injector: A meat injector is a vital tool for injecting the Creole butter into the turkey. It should have a single-hole needle for precision. The injector that we use is The SpitJack Magnum.
  • Container: Prepare a container to hold the Creole butter mixture.

How to Make Creole Butter Smoked Turkey Injection Recipe

Step 1: Melt the Butter

  • Begin by melting a generous amount of butter in a medium saucepan. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat.
  • Stir the butter frequently as it melts, ensuring it doesn’t burn or stick to the pan. You want it to become beautifully liquid and smooth.

Step 2: Add the Creole Seasoning

  • Once your butter is velvety and inviting, it’s time to add the Creole seasoning. You’ll need about 4 tablespoons.
  • Sprinkle the Creole seasoning into the melted butter.

Step 3: Introduce Some More Flavor

  • To enhance the mix even further, add a touch of granulated garlic and a sprinkle of granulated onion. These aromatic ingredients will bring extra depth to your butter injection recipe.

Step 4: Blend It All Together

  • Now, give it a good stir! Mix the Creole seasoning, granulated garlic, and granulated onion until combined.

Step 5: Reserve a Portion

  • Here’s a little tip: Set aside about ¼ cup of this Creole Butter injection. You can use the reserved butter to brush the turkey all over before smoking or roasting.

Step 6: Ready to Use

  • Pour the rest of the Creole butter into a tall, heatproof glass or a suitable container until ready to use.

How to Inject Turkey with Butter

Step 1: Grab Your Meat Injector

  • First, grab your trusty meat injector. You’ll want one with a single-hole needle for precision.

Step 2: Load With Butter

  • Take your meat injector and plunge the needle into the container filled with your butter mixture.
  • Gently pull the plunger out, allowing the syringe to fill.

Step 3: Ready, Set, Inject!

  • Now, inject the turkey at about 1/2-inch. Focus on the breasts, thighs, and legs, but give those lovely breasts a little extra attention, as they tend to try out more.
  • If your butter starts to cool and firm up during the process, no worries! Simply reheat it to keep that warm, buttery flow.

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Creole Butter Smoked Turkey Injection Recipe

  • Author: cooks with soul
  • Category: main course, dinner
  • Method: smoking, roasting
  • Cuisine: creole, american, southern

Description

This easy Creole Butter Injection recipe features rich, melted butter combined with the vibrant essence of Creole seasonings and spices. It’s sure to make your turkey the star of the show this Thanksgiving.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoon granulated onion

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in 4 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, granulated garlic, and granulated onion until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Set aside about ¼ cup of mixture for brushing on the turkey just before cooking.
  4. Transfer the rest to a tall, heatproof glass or container until ready to use in your injector.
  5. Using a meat injector with the single-hole needle, place the needle in the container and pull the plunger out to fill the syringe with butter.
  6. Inject the turkey at approximately 1/2-inch intervals in the breasts, thighs, and legs, paying extra attention to the breast area and rewarming the butter if needed.

Notes

This is a Yummly original recipe created by Marrekus and Krysten Wilkes of Cooks with Soul that has been upgraded and adapted for this website.

Keywords: creole butter injection, turkey butter injection, turkey, thanksgiving

One Comment

  1. Oh my, these add-ons look really great and boost the taste of our favorite Turkey dishes! A very timely too, as Thanksgiving festivity is coming fast! I’ll definitely make this. Thanks!

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