What Are Some Good Recipes for Overnight Turkey Marinade?


For an overnight turkey marinade, Allrecipies.com suggests to mix and stir salt, brown sugar, orange juice, a cinnamon stick and water into a brining bag. Immerse the turkey into the brine, and place into the refrigerator overnight. On the next day, get rid of the brine, dry the turkey, marinade it with spices overnight, then grill it. Alternatively, Country Living suggests to marinade and refrigerate the turkey for one night, and roast it.

To make the brine for the first recipe, use 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of orange juice, 1 gallon of water and a 3-inch cinnamon stick. For the second night, use spices such as 3 sliced lemons, 1/4 cup of garlic powder, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 cup of chopped onion and 1/4 cup of olive oil.

For the one-night refrigeration recipe, combine 1/4 cup of bourbon, 1 cup of chicken broth, 1/2 cup of maple syrup and 2 cups of orange juice in a large bowl. Pour the marinade into a whole turkey placed in a storage bag, seal and refrigerate overnight. Remove the turkey from the bag, insert three bay leaves into the bird’s cavity and sprinkle it with salt. Skewer the turkey, and roast for three hours in an oven preheated to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Garnish the turkey with oranges, bay leaves or fresh thyme as desired.