Braised Turkey Shanks

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
30 min
40 min

4 servings

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 turkey drumsticks, frenched
  • 8 ounces sliced smoked sausage
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup sliced okra (reserve some whole okra for garnish)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked collard greens
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup toasted unsalted peanuts
  • Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the turkey drumsticks and saute for 5 minutes. Add the sausage and onions and cook until the onions are translucent. Add the gingerroot, garlic, sweet potatoes, celery, sliced okra, and chicken stock. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add the chopped tomato, collard greens and cayenne pepper, to taste. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes longer. Add the salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with whole okra and toasted peanuts.

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