The protein rich in turkey meat contains significantthe amount of necessary minerals: phosphorus, calcium and magnesium for the work of the heart and nervous system, selenium to preserve youth and prevent tumors, iron for the circulatory system. Very low fat content and low caloric content of turkey, hypoallergenicity and saturation with Group B vitamins make it a valuable dietary product, suitable even for feeding children. The turkey differs by three times less purines per 100g of meat compared to chicken. This allows you to include it in the menu of patients with gout and urolithiasis.
Bake in the oven
Shank turkey must be thawed and marinated. Marinades will give a special taste and juiciness to the dish, allow each time to diversify it, because there are a lot of options. You can marinate in advance, leaving the meat in the marinade for the night in the refrigerator, then it will only have to get it half an hour before cooking. The simplest way to marinate meat is to mix salt, pepper, and other spices to taste. Add to the dry mixture 1-2 tbsp. l. vegetable oil, mix everything and rub this mass of turkey shank. More recipes for marinades, more complicated (per 1 kg of tibia):
- Incomplete teaspoon of salt, pepper ground black, honey - 3-4 tsp, mustard - 3 tsp.
- Kefir - polstakana, ketchup or tomato sauce - 2-3 tbsp. l, garlic - 3-4 teeth, medium bulb (cut into rings), salt, pepper.
- Soy sauce - 2-3 tbsp. l, olive oil - 2 tbsp. L., mustard, coriander - 1 tsp, pepper fragrant - 5-6 grains, garlic - 3 teeth. Garlic cut along and bite them turkey shin. Mustard, coriander and pepper grind or crush. Mix with butter and soy sauce.
- Ginger - a piece of about 1 cm, olive oil- 1 tbsp. l., salt, pepper, garlic for puffing - a few teeth. Shins stuffed with garlic. Ginger grate on a fine grater, mix with butter, salt, pepper.
It's quite easy to rub any marinadeshanks of the turkey, leave them for half an hour-hour. And deal with their urgent business. For example, slowly turn on the oven to warm to 180 degrees. When the legs are marinated, put them in a roasting dish, put them in a heated oven and start cooking the garnish. Good side with turkey garnishes from rice, buckwheat or potatoes. Bake meat will be about 1.5-2 hours, time will suffice for anything. But approximately once every 20 minutes, you will have to be distracted by watering the shins with excretory juice. In order not to pay attention to them at all, try to prepare a turkey shank in foil or a sleeve for baking. Right along with the potatoes. You will need:
- Shin of turkey - about 1 kg, marinated in any way;
- Kartoshechka - as you like, more or less;
- Carrots - 2-3 pcs .;
- Bulbs small - stuff 4-5;
- Garlic - a few teeth;
Changing the combination of vegetables to your liking andvarying the marinades, you can invent other recipes of the baked turkey shin. Peel potatoes, cut into quarters or mugs into a finger thick. Carrots clean and cut into circles about 1 cm, onions - thick rings. Garlic cloves leave whole. Vegetable mixture to load into a sleeve for baking or lay on a foil, on top of vegetables to place a turkey shin. Close the sleeve or foil and put everything in a preheated oven for 180-190oC for an hour and a half. Relax. Remove from the oven a foil or sleeve with stuffing from shanks and vegetables, gently open from above to check readiness. To do this, stab the meat to the bone in the thickest place, lightly press. Stand out juice should be transparent. Open the drumstick back in the oven to brown the crust. Rest again. Get the finished dish, serve. Gently ruffle your hair and make tired eyes. Invite the household to the table.
You can stuff them
Recipes for the preparation of stuffed turkey legs, too, can each time come up with new ones, based on the main types of fillings for stuffing the whole bird:
- Mushrooms, nuts and apples;
- Lemon and greens;
- Liver with nuts or mushrooms;
- Prunes or dried apricots and apples;
- Cranberry and orange.
Or maybe you have your secret recipes for stuffing a bird - they are also suitable for cooking an unusual dish. Let's take:
- Turkey's shank;
- An Apple;
- Prunes or dried apricots, pour boiling water for a few minutes;
- 3-4 thin strips of smoked bacon.
First, remove the bone from the leg. Carefully cut the leg from one side and, helping with a knife, separate the bone. You can leave part of the bone in the thin end of the leg - so that it seemed whole. The flesh is spread and slightly repulsed. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Then we place inside the shank stuffing: a piece or two of sweet and sour apples, prunes or dried apricots. Fold the leg, give it the original form. We wrap the denser strips of bacon and place it in a baking dish. We put the dish in a preheated oven and wait, we wait, we wait. From time to time, we water the legs with a prominent mash.
Or stew in sauce
And here are the recipes: stewed turkey or cauliflower calves. They, too, can be different - a secret in the sauce, in which meat will be stewed. Let's try this sauce:
- Medium bulb;
- A pair of garlic cloves;
- A glass of cream;
- A jar of olives;
- 2 tbsp. l. mustard;
- Salt, pepper, favorite seasoning;
- Vegetable oil - for roasting.
Before extinguishing the legs fry in the hotoil to a golden crust from all sides. We transfer it to the female. We cut onions rings, olives rings or halves, across. Mix the vegetables, cream, spices, garlic and mustard. Add a glass of water or broth. Pour the sauce over the shank and simmer under the lid for 1.5 hours. You can do this both in the oven and on the cooker plate. When the shins are ready, let them stand under the lid for 15-20 minutes. If after roasting pour the calves with boiling water - 1-2 glasses, add 2 tbsp. l tomato paste, onion, adzhik and spices, you get an acidic hot sauce with a Caucasian accent. And you can simply cut into small cubes potatoes and carrots, onions and spices, salt and pour a glass of white wine and simmer on low heat. Any recipes require one essential ingredient - turkey. Cook with the soul, please yourself and loved ones.