Sunday, 25 December 2011

Turkey Day

... not for them turkeys, it ain't!!

I have to admit, the family is not a fan of turkey meat. But since it's the season to eat turkey en masse, we thought, why resist - let's give in to the festive turkey eating time.
Instead of getting a whole turkey, a turkey leg would suffice, so we thought...

We ordered one of those award-winning bronze turkey boneless leg - so I was told by the kindly butcher - and it was a whopping 2 kg piece of meat.
Looks like we'll be having leftover tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day....

Simple Oven Roasted Turkey Leg

1 boneless turkey leg
2 tbsp maple syrup
black pepper
chilli flakes
olive oil

Rub the ingredients evenly over the turkey legs. Roll turkey and tie with butcher’s twine.
Leave it in a cool place for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Transfer to a baking sheet.
Roast turkey on a 180C oven for about 1 1/2 hours.
Let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Sliced Turkey with maple roasted carrots and sprouts and lingonberry gravy.