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Creole Butter Turkey Injection

Creole Butter Turkey Injection

Infuse fantastic flavor by using this Creole Butter Turkey Injection. The butter, savory spices, and that little hint of sweetness and heat is a surefire way to make the most of your holiday (and special occasion) turkey.
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: creole butter, Injection marinade, Turkey Injection
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 987kcal


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons Easy Creole Turkey Rub
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Crush the turkey rub in a mortar and pestle to a fine grind. Set aside.
    Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Skim off any foam around the edges and discard.
    Add white wine, rub, hot sauce, and smoked paprika to the butter. Simmer for 1 minute until well combined. Remove from heat and let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes, or until cooled.
  • Using a meat injector, carefully draw marinade into a syringe and release the excess air. Inject a small bit of marinade into multiple spots in the turkey, about 2 1 1/2" deep and 2 inches apart.
    Gently wrap the turkey with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator over night. Skip this step is you plan to brine the bird. Use injection marinade 1 hour before the bird goes on the grill, smoker, or oven.
    Season bird with Creole rub (or your favorite rub), and cook as directed.
  • Discard any remaining marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.


Calories: 987kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 138g | Saturated Fat: 87g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 36g | Trans Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 366mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4754IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg