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Deep-Fried Cajun Turkey



Quick and easy


Prep Time:

60 minutes

Cook Time:

45 minutes


8 - 12 servings


1  8 to 12 pounds  whole uncooked turkey, thawed completely

3  gallons  peanut oil for frying (or more, as needed)

1  bottle  Canyon Foods Garlic Essence Vinaigrette & Marinade

1  jar  Adams Reserve Cajun Seasoning Rub, divided use


Rinse turkey with water. Remove neck and giblets; rinse again. Drain cavity well and pat turkey dry with paper towels.

Strain garlic marinade into a small bowl; add half jar of Cajun rub and whisk to blend. Draw the mixture into a turkey injector. Make 3 injections into each side of the breast, 2 in each leg, 2 in each thigh and 1 in each meaty wing section. Gently massage the turkey to distribute marinade evenly. Rub remaining Cajun seasoning all over outside of turkey. Set turkey aside 30 to 40 minutes while heating oil in fryer; this allows seasonings to permeate the turkey and raises the internal temperature slightly to reduce the amount of splatter during frying.

Heat oil in a large stockpot or turkey fryer to 375°F. Be sure there is enough room left in the fryer for the turkey. Deep-fry turkey 3 1/2 minutes per pound (40 to 45 minutes); maintain oil temperature at 325°F during frying.

Remove turkey carefully from oil; drain. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh; temperature should be at least 180°F for safe serving.
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