Braised Dark-Meat Turkey with Herbs

adapted for kosher cooking from Bon Appetit, recipe by Allison Roman

  • 2 skin-on, bone-in Turkey Drumsticks (about 1½ lb.)
  • 2 skin-on, bone-in Turkey Thighs (about 2 lb.)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large leeks, white and pale-green parts only, chopped
  • 6 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1½ cups dry white wine
  • 4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, plus ½ cup chopped leaves
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs sage
  • 6 cups low-sodium Chicken Broth
  • 8 small carrots, tops trimmed to ½”, carrots halved lengthwise
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  1. Season turkey with ground pepper.  Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Working in batches, cook, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides, 15–20 minutes per batch; transfer to a large plate.
  2. Add onion, leeks, celery, and garlic to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5–8 minutes. Add wine, parsley, and thyme and sage sprigs; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until reduced by half, 8–10 minutes.
  3. Return turkey to pot and add broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer until meat is tender and cooked through and liquid is reduced by half, 2½–3 hours. Add carrots and cook, uncovered, until carrots are soft and meat is falling off the bone, 35–45 minutes longer; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer turkey and carrots to a platter. Strain sauce; serve alongside. Top with chives and chopped parsley.

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