Braised Dark Meat Turkey over Egg Noodles

Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman
TOTAL TIME: 4 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 4 hr
 
YIELD: 8 to 10 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 4 to 5 pounds turkey wings and drumsticks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4 carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4 stalks celery, bottoms and tips removed, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
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Directions

Generously salt and pepper the turkey.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over high heat. Add the turkey wings and drumsticks and brown as evenly as possible all over. Do this in batches if necessary.

Once browned, remove the turkey from the pot. Reduce the heat to medium-high and then add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook until tender. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until it is mixed in. Then add all the remaining ingredients, except the olives and rosemary, and stir until everything is incorporated. Bring this liquid to a simmer, then add the turkey back to the pot, along with the olives and rosemary, and bring to a simmer. Cook about 3 to 3 1/2 hours over a low flame at a low simmer until the turkey meat falls off the bone easily with just a little nudge from a fork. Remove rosemary sprigs and serve over hot egg noodles.

Note: During cooking, occasionally check to see if the turkey is getting too browned or dried where not submerged under the braising liquid. If so, stir into the liquid and continue cooking.

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  • on July 29, 2011

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    This was amazing!!! I used celery hearts instead of the celery, just left them whole and then quartered them before serving, delicious! They just soak up the flavor.. Had to add a bit more liquid.

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