Today we had this special dish which is basically a whole huge turkey thigh cooked with some basic vegetables (carrots,onion,garlic,sellery) and white wine. Of course I couldn’t forget to make a special gravy to go with it. I wanted to show you a healthy,quicker and easy way to cook this type of meat which sometimes it is hard to fully enhance it’s flavour.
For this recipe you will need:
700g whole turkey thigh
3 cloves of garlic
1 stalk of selery
2 glasses of dry white wine
1/3 cup of flour
( no oil, yes no oil because the meat has already its fat on the skin)
Now take the pressure cooker and put the turkey thigh, add the chopped carrot,onion,garlic,oregano,paprika,salt,black pepper, the selery, the white wine and 2-3 glasses of water. Put the lead on (carefully) and let it cook for about 15 minutes from once it is up to pressure. Please make sure you check after 15 minutes that the meat is completely cooked, if not allow another 10 minutes.
After that, take the meat from the pressure cooker and place it on a tray, and put it on the oven and let it roast for another 15-20 minutes at about 180C/350F/ gas mark 4. Mean while don’t throw away the lovely juices and vegetable you are left on the pressure cooker. Drain the vegetables from the juice, take the left juice add the flour and put it on a sauce pan on a medium heat and with a whisk mix the whole mixture until it has the right density ( I try it with a spoon, if it covers the back of the spoon than the gravy is ready).
After the meat becomes nice and golden take it out of the oven and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. I usually accompany this type of dish with roasted potatoes which I already posted a recipe.
click here for the crunchy roasted potatoes recipe
Hope you will enjoy and let me know if you decide to give it a go! 🙂
That turkey leg looks great. I love getting a typically cheap cut of meat and kicking it up with wine and herbs, etc. it seems like overkill, but the results are delicious!
thank you for your lovely words. My husband enjoyed it very much 🙂
Wow I love to make this one, good for a man hunger
Thank you! I am sure a hungry man would enjoy it!