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Sriracha Beer Injected Cajun Turkey Recipe

This flavorful and spicy turkey is injected with Sriracha beer then covered in cajun seasoning and roasted to perfection.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 120 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Turkey

  • 1216 lb Turkey
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers, sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Large Onion, sliced
  • 34 Stalks Celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil

Cajun Spice Rub

  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Thyme
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Pepper
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Chile Powder

Cajun Sriracha Beer Marinade

  • 9 oz Bottle Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Cajun Spice Rub
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt

Instructions

Cajun Spice Rub

  1. To make the cajun spice rub, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Cajun Sriracha Beer Marinade

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Turkey

  1. One hour before roasting, remove turkey from the refrigerator.
  2. Place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan.
  3. Fill up your meat injector with the Sriracha beer marinade. Inject the turkey all over. I usually inject each breast, each leg, each wing, each thigh, and both sides of the back of the turkey.
  4. Pat dry with paper towels. This is important if you want crispy skin. (And what kind of a psycho doesn’t want crispy skin??)
  5. Sprinkle with the cajun spice rub. Massage into the skin.
  6. Brush all over with oil.
  7. Fill cavity with the bell peppers, celery, and onion. Place additional veggies around the turkey in the roasting pan.
  8. Cook 2-3 hours, basting occasionally. Turkey is done when the thickest part of the breast is 165°.
  9. Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes until carving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 575