Soaking a whole turkey or turkey parts in a marinade is a good method for adding flavor as well as tenderizing the meat. A proper marinade should contain an acidic ingredient such as vinegar or wine, oil such as olive oil, and seasonings such as herbs and spices. Citrus fruit juices may be used instead of the vinegar or wine to provide the acidic ingredient that is necessary to soften the tissues of the meat.
There are several important points to remember
|The oil, acidic ingredient, and seasons are added and combined in a glass bowl.|
|The turkey pieces are added to the marinade.|
|The bowl is covered and placed in the refrigerator. The turkey slices shown in the picture at the right should be allowed to soak for a couple of hours. More time is required for larger turkey parts or for a whole bird.|