Friday, November 13, 2009

Baked Turkey Drumsticks

Turkey drumsticks are usually sold quite cheap in the supermarket and I managed to get an even better deal by grabbing hold of 2 large drumsticks for less than $3! Talk about a good bargain.

I've never cooked using turkey before and numerous sources have told me that turkey meat can be quite dry and tough but Google is gold when it comes to finding out about baking times and temperature for turkey drumsticks. The meat was tender and just cooked. No such thing about being dry or tough. :D

It reminds me of the famous 'Siew Ngap' or roasted duck I used to get from Petaling Street back in KL. Yum! Double thumbs up.




Ingredients: (Serves 4)
  • 2 turkey drumsticks (can be replaced with 8 chicken drumsticks or wings)
  • 1/4 cup of soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp black pepper (I would use only 1/2 tbsp next time)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
Method:
  1. Marinade the drumsticks with all of the ingredients above in a large bowl overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the drumsticks on a baking tray lined with aluminium foil.
  3. Bake the drumsticks for 2 hours to 2 1/4 hours, remembering to flip the drumsticks once.
  4. Drain the marinade and slice the turkey for serving. (I chose not to reserve the marinade because it is too salty unless you're eating it with rice)


*Note: The baking time has been suited for baking turkey drumsticks, if substituting turkey drumsticks, baking temperature and time should vary.

4 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I never know what to do with turkey....to roast with herbs sounds great!
p.s. The stock turned to jelly because it is rich in gelatin, a protein derived from bone marrow.
Thanks again for the visit. :-)

sammi_ysh said...

This is cooking turkey the asian style which is using different types of sauces but of course herbs will work wonders too. Thanks for your prompt reply and for dropping by!

Ellie said...

Can't believe how big are the turkey thighs when I saw them at woolworth for the 1st time. I have been wondering what to do with them.... now i get the inspiration from you.

sammi_ysh said...

Hi Ellie,

Yes! Turkey drumsticks are huge! It's suitable to feed an army. Hope yours turn out good and don't forget the right baking time and temperature. ;)

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