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Herb Roasted Turkey Legs

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An oven roasted, flavourful and juicy herb roasted turkey legs for days when a whole turkey is just too much food or you are cooking for a smaller party.
26HR
Total Time
2HR
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Serves 4
4
Turkey Legs

Turkey Brine

3 Tbsp
8 cups
Water
4 cloves
Garlic , crushed
2
Black Cardamom
(optional)

Herb Glaze

1 Tbsp
1/2 Tbsp
1/2
Onion
2 Tbsp
Oil
1/4 cup
Oil
1 tsp
Ground Thyme
1/2 tsp

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
1293
FAT
78.1 g
PROTEIN
134.3 g
CARBS
5.5 g

Author's Notes

The dark soy is used to give the turkey a bit of colour and a bit of sodium. If you do not have it, you can use regular soy sauce. The herb glaze can be doubled or tripled with no issues if you would like to use this on a whole turkey! We love using this recipe on chicken as well! So if you don’t feel like turkey, switch it up for chicken! Just remember to adjust the cooking time – chicken generally cooks faster than turkey.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
In a large bowl, combine the Water (8 cup) and Salt (3 tablespoon) together and stir until the salt has dissolved
Step 2
Add in the the Bay Leaf (3), Garlic (4 clove) and Black Cardamom (2).
Step 3
Add in the Turkey Leg (4) and brine it for 24 hours in the fridge.
Step 4
In a food processor, blitz Onion (1/2) with Oil (2 tablespoon) until it becomes a paste. If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the onion instead.
Step 5
Melt the Unsalted Butter (1/4 cup) and combine the onion paste, Oil (1/4 cup), Soy Sauce (1 tablespoon), Dark Soy Sauce (1/2 tablespoon), Lemongrass (1 teaspoon), Ground Thyme (1 teaspoon), Dried Tarragon (1 teaspoon), Dried Rosemary (1 teaspoon), Dried Oregano (1/2 teaspoon), Dried Dill Weed (1/2 teaspoon) and Dried Basil (1/2 teaspoon) into a bowl and mix well. Set aside for later to glaze the turkey.
Step 6
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
Step 7
Use a roasting pan and put a rack in it to suspend the turkey, so there is air flow between the pan and the bottom of the turkey. If you don’t have a rack, you can take tin foil and roughly press it together to create a rough and bumpy texture and place the turkey legs on top so it is not sitting completely flat against the roasting pan.
Step 8
Once the oven is up to temperature, place the turkey legs in the oven and set the timer for 30 minutes
Step 9
Once 30 minutes is up, we can start to glaze the turkey with the herb glaze every 15-20 minutes
Step 10
The turkey legs should take between 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes, but use a meat thermometer to be sure. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). When you cut into the turkey, the juices should be clear and not bloody.
Step 11
Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1293
% Daily Value*
Fat
78.1 g
100%
Saturated Fat
22.7 g
114%
Trans Fat
0.1 g
--
Cholesterol
512.9 mg
171%
Carbohydrates
5.5 g
2%
Fiber
1.0 g
4%
Sugars
1.0 g
--
Protein
134.3 g
269%
Sodium
6294.5 mg
274%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
212.4 mg
16%
Iron
13.0 mg
72%
Potassium
1971.3 mg
42%
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