Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger
Total:
3 hr
Active:
1 hr 30 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Core, and devein the chiles. Toast chiles in a heavy skillet over medium heat until the skin begins to blister and the aromas are released. Cover with 5 cups boiling water and set aside to cool. When cool puree with liquid until smooth and set aside. Season turkey legs and thighs with salt and pepper.

Heat vegetable oil in a large heavy bottomed casserole over moderate heat and brown turkey on all sides, lift out and set aside. Add the onion to the pan and saute 10-12 minutes or until golden. Add garlic and saute a minute longer, then add peanuts and raisins for 1 minute, add chopped tomatillos and tortilla and cook 5 minutes or until soft.

In a small dry saute pan over medium heat, toast anise seeds and coriander seeds. Pulverize in grinder or mortar along with the clove and peppercorns. In the same small dry saute pan over medium heat, toast sesame seeds until golden then add 1/2 to blender and reserve 1/2 for garnish.

Place Sauteed vegetables in blender (no need to wash the blender from pureeing the chiles) and add spices, sesame seeds and stock. Puree until smooth.

Cook pureed chiles in the same casserole over low heat using the residual fat for 8-10 minute stirring often. Add blender ingredients, chocolate and salt to taste. Add turkey pieces and simmer slowly, covered for 45 minutes or until tender. When cooled remove the skin and meat from the bones. Shred and reserve the turkey meat for the tamales.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Turkey Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Tacos

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Perfect Roast Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Turkey Chili

Recipe courtesy of Scott Uehlein|Nancy Lopez

Stuffed Turkey Breast

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Turkey Cobb Salad

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Deep-Fried Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Spicy Turkey Breast

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking