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#1 Wed 03 Oct 07 2:14am


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Stuffed Turkey Thigh

In Canada we are quickly approaching Thanksgiving and I love to experiment. I have always like dark meat more than the white meat so I bought a Turkey Thigh and began to brainstorm.

Most folks are getting right tired of basic stuffing. Noting this, I excluded bread crumbs. I included ingredients that I like and that go well with dark meat. Here's the recipe...give it a try.

1.5 cups of grated cheese (I used swiss)
2 large apples cut into cubes ( about 1 cm)
1 scallion chopped (but not too fine)
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 egg beaten
In my Jamie Oliver Flavor Shaker I smashed:
2 cloves of garlic
three fresh basil leaves
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
several coarse grinds of Black pepper
2 tablespoons of Olive oil

Next I mixed it together until it clung into a ball

I boned the turkey thigh also removing tendons and connective tissues by slicing into the thigh and rolling a filet knife around the bone. I stuffed the thigh and tied it up. I laid it on a rack in a shallow roasting pan with 1/2 inch of white wine in the pan covered in foil and baked at 400 degrees F.

After one hour I basted the thigh and proceeded cooking for another half hour before i removed the foil to allow for browning.

I tented the thigh to allow it to rest while I made a roux with cornstarch and wine. I made a white wine sauce with the drippings and boy was it good


Bon Apetite

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#2 Wed 03 Oct 07 3:37am


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Re: Stuffed Turkey Thigh

Hey Bob!

I like stuffing the thighs separately as well. I usually de bone the thighs and legs off a fairly large turkey. I use a sausage meat apple/sage and herbs/cranberry and onions stuffing but with the addition of bread crumbs and mix with egg and stock. Pretty easy... I also rollup and tie it off and bake. I usually stuff the rest of the bird with breast on. Serve the stuffing separately and slice the breast on it's own. We like stuffing as you can see!
I have tried different stuffings but like this one best so far.

I have never had turkey with the addition of cheese though. I guess anything goes these days! smile

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#3 Wed 03 Oct 07 11:29pm


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Re: Stuffed Turkey Thigh

Stuffing is  evil


Last edited by Ashen (Wed 03 Oct 07 11:29pm)

Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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#4 Thu 04 Oct 07 12:55am


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Re: Stuffed Turkey Thigh

Whaaat??? You don't like it? shocked

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#5 Fri 05 Oct 07 9:23pm


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Re: Stuffed Turkey Thigh

With large turkey legs (thigh + drumstick at only £1 each, stuffed tyrkey thigh is a really economical family roast.

As Mamasboy mentioned, best to debone & remove sinews, the stuff & roll, tying securely/.

Lots of good stuffings will do - here's my favourite:-


3 cups dry breadcrumbs
1/3 c. chopped onion
1 chicken stock cube
1/2 cup Fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup peeled apples, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
1  tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup apple cider

In large bowl combine all of the above ingredients, mix well. Use to stuff turkey leg.

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#6 Mon 19 Dec 11 9:38pm


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Re: Stuffed Turkey Thigh

GeoffP - your stuffing is delicious!! I made it last year for Christmas.  The turkey legs were big hit! I mixed the rest of the stuffing with an egg, shaped into small balls and baked it for 30 minutes. YUM!
I'll make it again! Thx and Merry Christmas!

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#7 Wed 21 Dec 11 9:48am


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Re: Stuffed Turkey Thigh

I love turkey legs! I've never tried roasting them but I love them braised and put in a pie. Almost like pork!

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