Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. For The Marinade

  2. 2 tablespoons 30ml Worcestershire sauce

  3. 1 tablespoon 15ml Liquid Zatarian's Concentrated Crab and Shrimp Boil -

  4. 1/4 cup 59ml Apple cider

  5. 3/4 cup 177ml Honey

  6. 1 Beer - (12 oz)

  7. 1 tablespoon 15ml Salt

  8. 1 tablespoon 15ml Ground allspice

  9. 1/2 cup 118ml Creole Seasoning - seeNote

  10. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Cayenne

  11. 1 Ground cloves

  12. For The Seasoning Mix

  13. 1 cup 237ml Salt

  14. 1 tablespoon 15ml Cayenne

  15. 1 tablespoon 15ml Freshly-ground black pepper

  16. To Fry

  17. 2 Turkeys - (8 to 10 lbs each)

  18. 10 Peanut oil - (about)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. * Note: See the "Bayou Blast - {Emeril's Creole Seasoning}" recipe which is included in this collection.

  2. ** You will need a turkey rig to fry the turkeys and syringes to inject them To make the marinade: Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process for about 5 minutes. Fill a syringe and inject each turkey in the breast and thigh area, as well as the back, wings, and legs. You will have to fill the syringe several times.

  3. Next, combine the seasoning ingredients and rub the mixture evenly all over each turkey.

  4. Place the turkeys in large plastic bags and secure before icing them down or refrigerating them for 24 hours.

  5. To fry each turkey: Fill a large pot three quarters of the way full with the peanut oil and heat the oil to between 350 and 360 degrees. Place 1 turkey in the basket insert and carefully and slowly lower it into the hot oil. Turn the turkey every 10 minutes, using long-handled forks. A whole turkey will take 3 to 5 minutes per pound to cook. It is done when the internal temperature reaches 170 to 180 degrees on an instant read meat thermometer.

  6. Carefully lift the basket out of the hot oil. This can be done by inserting a broomstick through the handles and having two strong people lift the basket out of the pot. Using the long-handled forks, transfer the turkey to a large brown paper bag and let stand for about 15 minutes before removing to carve. Repeat the procedure for the second turkey. Carve the turkey and serve with the other traditional side items.

  7. This recipe yields ?? servings.


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