Turkey Leg Surprise

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

Trying to follow my own advice today I headed to the freezer to inventory and found turkey legs. I pulled out the insert of my crockpot (left) to brown them first, still frozen, in a little Virgin Coconut Oil.  I started to reach for my typical spices for turkey legs but decided to experiment.  So I found any spice that was associated with Indian cooking and mixed up a blend to season the legs.  I added paprika, cumin, coriander, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, turmeric, fenugreek seed, kala  jeera, charnushka , cayenne and salt & pepper to taste.   I don’t like to measure but it was about a teaspoon of each.  As the first side browned I coated the legs, turned them over and coated the other side.  Put the crock pot together, added a cup of water and some bay leaves and put it on low.

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

Well, in 8 hours I’ll find out how they turned out.  My son Andy cooks a lot of Indian food and he thinks this combo sounded interesting.  The house smells heavenly.  Once they were done I didn’t even wait for dinner to sample.  They were great.  With the leftovers I think I’ll make soup.

I’m headed out for an Indian cookbook so I can stop guessing on spice combinations.  If you have any favorite Indian recipes please share them with us.

2 Responses to Turkey Leg Surprise

  1. MichelleV October 6, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    This recipe sounds heavenly. I can't wait to try it out! I love your blog. You have so much useful information and great links for organic and eco-friendly products. Thanks so much for sharing. I look forward to reading more.

  2. Diane Eblin October 6, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    Thanks Michelle! Let us know how your turkey legs turn out and if you change up the recipe in any way.

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