aunt mary ann’s turkey bar-b-que injecting sauce

My aunt Mary Ann makes this marinade to inject in turkeys ready to be grilled.  It creates an amazing, juicy bird that will turn any “non-turkey lover” into a fan, hands-down.  I remember trying this for the first time about 13 years ago at a family reunion.  You will need an injecting needle (the kind you might see at a doctor’s office – weird, I know, but wait until you taste the turkey.) 

I’m so lucky and thankful for all the great cooks in my family and Jeff’s!

Turkey Bar-B-Que Injecting Sauce

3/4 cup lemon juice

1 cup water

2 tbsp. salt

1 tbsp. garlic juice

1 tbsp. tabasco sauce

Stir until salt dissolves. 

Note:  This is enough sauce for an 8-14 lb. bird.  It is best to inject and let rest in fridge for 6-12 hours.  But it works fine if you don’t have that much time.  She says she injects the breast first, then leg and thighs and back.  She places her turkey breast side down on the grill (which makes a moist bird).  Inject the bird until all the sauce is used.  Make sure to keep grill at 350 degrees if possible.  Cook an 8-10 lb. bird for 2 hours; 9-14 lb. bird for 2 1/2 -3 hours.  Carve & enjoy.


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