Homemade Creole Butter Injection Marinade
I’m all about some moist & mouth watering meat. And, one of the ways I make this happen is with my creole butter injection marinade. Yes, I make it myself.
I use my homemade version in turkey, chicken, & pork – and it’s absolutely divine. It’s extremely easy to prepare, and it’s add quite the level of moistness & flavor in whatever you’re injecting it in.
In addition to brining, I use this on whole turkeys every time I make them (you don’t have to inject and brine your turkey – that’s just me). Plus, I use it almost every time I make a roasted chicken or pork roast. You can find an injector for really cheap. I actually bought mine at good ol’ Wal-Mart for about $3 bucks – and you can also find them for pretty cheap on Amazon as well.
Here’s what you need:
And yes, that’s Phil Robertson’s cajun spice…. you know – the dad from Duck Dynasty. However, you certainly don’t have to have that same brand. It’s just what I happened to have on hand.
Here’s some other cajun/creole spice blends I have tried & liked.
- McCormick Perfect Pinch Cajun Seasoning
- Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning
- Walker & Sons ‘Slap Ya Mama’ Cajun Seasoning
- Zatarains Blackened Seasoning
Feel free to switch up the spices too if you don’t like cajun or creole seasonings! You could do all sorts of different flavors.
How do I make the injection marinade?
Combine the melted butter, garlic powder, & Cajun spice in a small bowl; whisk to combine. You will need 1 recipe for a roasting chicken or pork roast – and you will need a double recipe for a turkey.
Pull the handle of the injector towards you so the injection is ‘inhaled’ inside.
Now, inject your poultry or pork all over – and using different angles each time you inject as well to be sure your injection marinade gets all in your meat.
Don’t worry if you have a little spillage. That’s perfectly normal. That’s more of a flavor profile on the skin if you ask me 😉
Roast your poultry or pork as normal.
It makes for one MOIST, SUCCULENT, & FLAVORFUL piece of meat!! See?
HOMEMADE CREOLE BUTTER INJECTION MARINADE
- 1 stick of butter melted
- 1-2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning depending on how much seasoning you want
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl; whisk to combine. Put the mixture into your injector, and inject your poultry or pork all over, and at different angles. Roast as normal.
- *Double this recipe for injecting a turkey!
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