Turkey meat is a meat with few calories given its low fat content, since its main component is water. It also has a high protein content with the essential amino acids that our body needs. In addition, it is a satiating meat, so it is ideal for low-fat diets, as long as we remove the skin.One of the tastiest parts of turkey is the thighs and there are many ways to cook them, such as in rice or stews. This last way is how we are going to cook them in this recipe, so, in Free Recipes, we will explain in detail how to make stewed turkey legs with a lot of flavor, let’s get to it!
How to make Stewed Turkey Thighs:
Prepare the vegetables to start the recipe for stewed turkey legs. Peel the onion and chop it, wash the leeks and cut them into thin slices, peel the carrots with a vegetable peeler and cut them lengthwise with a sharp knife, then cut them into slices.
Lastly, peel the tomato and grate or mash it. Reserve everything.Season the turkey thighs to taste. Put the four tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot and heat. Once hot, add the turkey thighs and brown them over high heat for a few minutes so that all the sides are done, but only on the outside.Remove the turkey thighs and reserve them on a plate. Lower the heat and add the chopped onion to the same pan and fry it .
Add the chopped carrots and the crushed tomato and continue cooking.
Add the turkey thighs , lower the heat even more, cover the pot with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.After those 10 minutes, uncover the pot and add the water , cover it again with the lid and cook for 15 more minutes over low heat so that the braised turkey thighs are done.To enrich the broth, you can make a mince , although it is optional, since it will also be very rich without it. To make the mince, peel the garlic and chop it, put it in a mortar and add a strip or two of roasted red pepper (we have used canned roasted pepper) and some parsley leaves and mash in the mortar.
Add the picada if you have decided to make it,
Add the white wine and the leek slices and cover the pot with the lid again. Cook over low heat for 20 more minutes or up to 30 minutes if the thighs are very large. In total, the cooking time will be 55 minutes to 1 hour.Remove the stewed turkey thighs from the heat and let the preparation sit for the flavors to settle. At the time of serving, if it has cooled down, reheat on the fire and serve immediately.I hope you liked the recipe and I invite you to visit my blog Cakes for you.If you liked the recipe for Stewed Turkey Thighs , we suggest you enter our Turkey Recipes category .
With what to accompany the stewed turkey thighs
Once the recipe is ready, you can serve your stewed turkey legs with potatoes or with a salad. For this, we recommend these recipes: