What Are Some Recipes for Cooking Turkey Legs in the Oven?

What Are Some Recipes for Cooking Turkey Legs in the Oven?

Some recipes for cooking turkey legs in the oven include Red-Wine Braised Turkey Legs from Serious Eats and Baked Tamarind and Seedcrusted Turkey Legs from Food Network. For a more basic recipe, try Roasted Turkey Legs from About.com.

To make basic oven-baked turkey legs, place 6 bone-in, skin-on turkey legs in a roasting pan. In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup of softened butter, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning and 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. Rub the butter mixture over and under the skin on the turkey legs and then pour 1/2 cup of turkey broth into the pan. Bake the turkey legs for 90 to 100 minutes at 350 degrees.

For the tamarind recipe, simmer 1/3 cup of tamarind paste with 3/4 cups of water. Push the mixture through a sieve to separate the seeds and pulp. Toast 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds on medium low heat until they start to brown and then pour them in a bowl with 2 teaspoons of celery seeds, 1 tablespoon of black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Blend 2 peeled garlic cloves, 2 peeled shallots, the seed mixture, the tamarind pulp, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce. Drizzle in 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and then rub the mixture over the turkey legs. Marinate for three hours. Bake the turkey legs in a covered roasting pan for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.