Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe

Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade is a flavorful blend of herbs and spices that infuses the turkey with a delicious Italian twist. This marinade adds moisture and enhances the natural flavors of the turkey, resulting in a juicy and aromatic bird. The combination of herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano, along with garlic and lemon, creates a savory and tangy marinade that will elevate your Thanksgiving turkey to a whole new level of deliciousness.

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Ingredients for Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe

  • 1/50 cup Olive Oil
  • 0.17 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 0.17 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.08 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • 0.08 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 0.08 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/25 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/50 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 0.08 Turkey

Directions: Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  • STEP 2.Using a meat injector, inject the marinade into different parts of the turkey, including the breast, thighs, and drumsticks. Make sure to distribute the marinade evenly throughout the turkey.
  • STEP 3.Once the turkey is injected, rub the remaining marinade all over the turkey, ensuring it is well coated.
  • STEP 4.Cover the turkey with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat.
  • STEP 5.When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan and roast for the recommended cooking time based on the weight of the turkey.
  • STEP 6.Baste the turkey with the pan juices every 30 minutes to keep it moist and flavorful.
  • STEP 7.Once the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the thigh, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  • STEP 8.Serve the Italian Herb Turkey with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to use a meat injector to evenly distribute the marinade throughout the turkey.
  • For best results, refrigerate the turkey overnight to allow the flavors to fully develop.
  • Basting the turkey with pan juices helps to keep it moist and adds extra flavor.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the turkey is cooked to the proper internal temperature.
  • Letting the turkey rest before carving allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a juicier bird.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover turkey can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat, place the turkey in a baking dish, cover with foil, and warm in a preheated oven at 325°F (165°C) until heated through.
  • Serve the Italian Herb Turkey as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving or holiday meal, alongside traditional sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.
Nutrition
value
150
calories per serving
16 g Fat< 1 g Protein< 1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    16g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

Fats

  • Fat
    16g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    1mg
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    1mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    2mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp