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Perfect Masala Injected Christmas Turkey

Perfect Masala Injected Christmas Turkey









  • 2.5kg Turkey
  • 150g Butter, melted
  • 100ml Soya sauce
  • 50ml Worcestershire Sauce
  • 50ml Shaoxing Wine (Chinese wine)
  • 50ml Maggie Liquid Seasoning
  • 0.5 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 0.5 tbsp Garlic, crushed
  • 10ml Rice Vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 20 Rashers smoked streaky bacon

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HOW TO MAKE Perfect Masala Injected Christmas Turkey

  • Step 1. Preheat oven to Fan 160C/ 320F

  • Step 2. Add all the marinade ingredients to a large bowl; melted butter, soya sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Shaoxing wine, Maggie liquid seasoning, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, cumin powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and black pepper, mix well combined

  • Step 3. To inject the turkey, insert the needle into the breast a few times and slowly push it into the opposite side being careful not to rip the skin

  • Step 4. Inject the marinade slowly until you feel pressure pushing back, as you withdraw the needle, slowly inject more sauce to allow for even distribution of the flavours

  • Step 5. Don’t go too fast or the built-up pressure will cause the marinade to squirt out at you, then using the same method, inject the thighs, wings and legs (if using a whole turkey) a few times

  • Step 6. If you have extra marinade then rub it all over the turkey, lifting up the skin of the breast meat and placing it all over under the skin and inside the cavity too

  • Step 7. If your meat marinade injector has a small hole which will not allow the ginger & garlic to pass through, strain this out of the marinade and inject the bird with the strained liquid using the process below. You can then rub the ginger and garlic on the outside of the turkey as well as inside the cavity.

  • Step 8. Place the turkey in a roasting tin with a wire rack, cover the turkey with streaky bacon in a criss-cross pattern and secure the bacon to the turkey using toothpicks

  • Step 9. Insert the ThermoPro temperature probe into the turkey and set the internal temperature to 74C/ 165F, cover loosely with foil

  • Step 10. Baste the turkey with the juices from the bottom of the pan a few times during cooking

  • Step 11. 30 minutes before cooking time is finished, baste again, and remove the foil

  • Step 12. Remove the turkey from the oven when the internal temperature is 74C/ 165F, rest for 30 minutes under foil

  • Step 13. Carefully remove the toothpicks and the bacon, discard

  • Step 14. Slice the turkey and serve with all your favorite accompaniments and side dishes!


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