Italian Herb Turkey Injection

(from ksox’s recipe box)

Lots of injection marinades are built around a Cajun flavor. This one is mild in heat, but rich in herb flavors. Make sure that your Italian Seasoning is finely ground. If you need to run it through a spice grinder or mortal and pestle. Combine all ingredients and mix well. This marinade will settle so you need to give it a stir every time you reload the needle.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves 10 people

Categories: thanksgiving turkey


  • 1 C. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 C red wine
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Mixed Italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar


  1. Put the Italian seasoning and the pepper through an herb or coffee grinder so that it’s very fine (this must be able to get through the meat injector).

  2. In a small saucepan, warm the olive oil and wine over low heat. Add the Italian seasoning/pepper mixture, the Worcestershire and the balsamic to the olive oil and simmer for a few minutes to integrate the flavors.

  3. Pour into the injector and insert deeply into the meat (each leg, and all around the breast).

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