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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Suppers ~Braise

Our Sunday Supper this week is from Jan. She is a slow travel buddy who's blog is Keep Your Feet in the Street. (one day I am going to do a post on great blog names~ her's is one of them!) Her recipe is Braised turkey thighs.
~which by the way would be much easier to find in November than in March~

Braising is a technique used typically for tough meats like a pot roast. First the meat is seared, then put into a pot with liquid and cooked at a low temperature until tender.
Braised Turkey Thighs
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 turkey thighs
1 cup dry white wine
2 large onions, diced
4 medium carrots diced
3 medium stalks of celery diced
8 oz. Mushroom, sliced
4 medium cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or water
2 bay leaves
1 28 oz. Can crushed tomatoes
parmesan cheese rind (if available)
¼ cup chopped parsley for garnish
Pre heat oven to 325°
Heat 2 tbs oil in a Dutch oven, over medium high.
Salt and pepper both sides of the thighs.
Brown them, about 6 minutes each side, in the oil.
Remove from pot. Pour off all the fat.
Add the next 2 tbs to the pot to get hot. Then add the onions, carrots and celery and cook about 7 or 8 minutes until soft. Add the mushrooms and garlic for another couple of minutes. Add the wine and deglaze the pot (scrape up the brown bits left on the bottom).
Mix in the stock or water, the crushed tomatoes, bay leaves and more salt and pepper. Add the cheese rind, if you have one. Remove the skin from the turkey thighs and return them to the pot, nestling them down into the liquid. It should just cover the thighs. Bring it up to a boil and then put into the oven.
Cook until the meat is falling off the bones—about an hour and a half—maybe 2.
You can get all the meat off and serve it in the sauce or just cut large pieces off. Don’t forget to remove the cheese rind and the bay leaves.
Great over hearty pasta, or polenta, sprinkled with the parsley and some grated parmesan cheese
This made a wonderful hearty meal.
Y'all enjoy!


Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Today is a day for hearty in East Texas. I just got back from the store gathering items for Taco Soup! Brrrrrr! I'm thinking I just wish I were at your house to try the Turkey Thighs!! =)

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

I'm still stuck on your photo - it's so cute! Is that a tenderloin?
Happy Sunday!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Noni~ Our beautiful spring weather has disappeared too. Taco soup is sounding yummy.
Hillsborough~ Are you talking about the Sunday Suppers logo? I thought it was funny too, they did a good job on that one.

Chef Aimee said...

I love turkey thighs and this looks like a winner for the slow cooker, indeed! I hope you had a lovely Sunday!

kanishk said...

spring weather has disappeared too. Taco soup is sounding yummy.
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