Sunday, 31 July 2011

Turkey Wings

Turkey Wings.

The other day, while out shopping, I saw a rare sight -  packets of turkey wings, and on special offer!  They were all trimmed, and only the thickest part of the wing was in the packet; 10 pieces in all and with the promise of lots of economical meals! Furthermore, I thought that it would be a good opportunity to try something new.

Ingredients
Turkey wings (I had 10)
Oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Garlic salt
Barbecue seasoning
1 Large onion
1 Red or green pepper
1 Small chilli
A little butter for sauteeing
5 tblesp Tomato sauce
Dash of Tabasco sauce
1 garlic clove (or more according to taste)
1 teasp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

I put the wings into an oven pan with a light coating of olive oil, and sprinkled both sides with pepper, garlic salt and some barbecue seasoning.  Popped them into the oven at 180˚C (356˚F) for about 45 mins.

Meanwhile I chopped the onion, pepper and chilli,  sautéed them in a little butter until just soft.  I added the tomato sauce and tabasco, cooked for a few minutes longer until just boiling.  I then added the crushed garlic clove, some salt and pepper to taste and a teaspoon of oregano.  I cooked it for a few more minutes, then switched off the heat.

I took the wings out of the oven at 45 mins and smothered the sauce over them; the dish then went back into the oven until the sauce had browned slightly and was bubbling well, about another 30 minutes.

Serve with vegetables of your choice; spiced rice works well.  The meal was delicious and I will certainly keep an eye out for turkey wings when I next go shopping; they were not expensive and the big wings contain a lot of meat. Enjoy!


I apologise for the poor quality photos, but I almost forgot to take them....... all a bit of a rush, as the cooking seemed to take priority!!  

64 comments:

  1. They look great Diane. In all our time in France, I don't think I saw turkey wings once! You were lucky to find them.

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  2. Craig,now I have seen them when I go to that shop I will keep an eye out for them. Trouble is my freezer is full so no room to stock up!! Diane

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  3. I'm with you, don't really see them in the store.. but they are favorites on Thanksgiving.. love getting all the little bits off the bones and the crispy skin to meat ratio is excellent..Great way to do them!

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  4. lostpastremembered, I have never seen them before but I will certainly keep my eyes open when shopping in future. They were fantastic. Diane

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  5. Hello Diane:
    What a delicious looking dish and, even better, to be so economical. The turkey wings that you used seem to be very meaty and so would have been filling, we expect.

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  6. This looks like a great dish! I always buy turkey wings when I see them if they are not over 4 dollars a package. Here they only ever come in 1 wing per package cut into two pieces. On occasion they will come two wings cut into 4 pieces. Sometimes I can get them for $2.00 or less a package and I buy several. Now I have another recipe to try :-)

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  7. Turkey wings are pretty rare here too. Diane they look delicious with that sauce.

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  8. Funny That's just what I thought when I read the title. Wow what a great idea...turkey wings, I've never seen them for sale like that! You seem to be lucky like that! Sounds great Diane!

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  9. Although I a firm believer that turkey is a once a year meat, I think I could enjoy this recipe more often!

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  10. Does look and sound good, not a big turkey eater because I prefer the dark meat. Guess that's what the wings would be. ;)

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  11. Jane and Lance they really were meaty, we had three each the night I cooked them and then the other's we had cold for lunch the next day. there was plenty to eat. Diane

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  12. Joyful I will certainly buy them if and when I see them again. I just need more freezer space to stock up :-) Diane

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  13. Bo they were really good, we thoroughly enjoyed them. Diane

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  14. Lyndsey I think I was lucky and I will certainly be on the look out for them again Diane

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  15. Deb from WhatsInMyAttic we are certainly not turkey eaters, and even at Christmas we generally go for a whole salmon rather than a turkey. Never the less this is one recipe I will go for again and at any time of the year. Diane

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  16. Gaelyn I also only like the brown meat, I am not a fan of turkey breast at all but these wings were amazing. Diane

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  17. The meal looks delicious Diane!
    I'll look out for some turkey wings next time I go to the supermarket, and try it out.

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  18. I like the white meat on chickens or turkeys. On turkey, I will eat the meat on a leg as I think it is delicious if roasted to well done.

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  19. Delicious! I love that part of the turkey wing! Dark meat is my favorite part.

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  20. They look good! would make a lovely change from all the pork we are still eating lol!!!!

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  21. Margie I also think that the dark meat is the best. Diane

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  22. Roz you are lucky you have all the pork. You can always spice it up to different flavours but maybe making it taste like turkey is not so easy :-) Diane

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  23. It sounds good, Diane! Seldom see turkey wings in the store here but I'll bookmark this for when I do.

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  24. Hi Diane, vege as you know so can't comment on the recipe,however really wanted to stop by and say hi. Haven't been around blogland much and miss it. Hope all is well with you. x

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  25. I've never seen turkey wings for sale by themselves! you made very good use of them - they look and sound delicious! Great recipe :)
    Mary

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  26. What a quick and tasty meal Diane - I guess chicken wings could be used in the same way!
    Have a lovely August - You're going into Autumn and we're going into beautiful Spring.

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  27. Pam I saw some more this week but my freezer is chock o block so did not buy them. When Nigel arrives permanently I will be better off as the larger freezer will then arrive :-) Hope they still appear on the shelf again then!! Diane

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  28. Froggy I know you have been busy, don't worry I will be here when you have more time. Good to hear from you though and take care. Diane xx

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  29. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen, I have never noticed them for sale before, but I am not sure I have ever really looked! Never the less I am now keeping my eyes open for them :-) Diane

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  30. Dianne, yes I am sure chicken wings could be done the same way. Please don't remind me that we are heading back towards winter - I hate it!!! LOL Diane

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  31. Wow I haven't tried coking turkey at all. Wings seems easier to prepare though, thanks for sharing this Diane, I might try it one day.

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  32. Can't ever pass up a good deal like this! These wings sound delicious!

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  33. I've never thought to buy turkey wings - you get way more meat for your money! The recipe looks delicious.

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  34. Une préparation simple et pleine de saveurs.
    Je note.
    See soon.

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  35. Diane I love these turkey wings look delicious!!
    Nice recipe!!

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  36. Dinner photos are so hard, 'cause you want eat the warm food and the low lighting...but yours turned out well. The wings sound flavorful and interesting.

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  37. chubskulit they really were easy, let me know how you get on if you cook them. Diane

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  38. Peggy at special price our meal was a bargain LOL Diane

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  39. Pam I was surprised we were full after only three each, but they were very meaty. The remainder for lunch the next day went down well! Diane

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  40. Nadji, J'espère que vous apprécierez. A bientot Diane

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  41. Gloria it was a first for me but there will definitely be a second and a third. Diane

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  42. Indie.Tea thanks for the kind comments but quite honestly I did just forget!!! Diane

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  43. indeed the cooking takes priority over the photography... although I must admit that here, at my house, things are sometimes the other way around ;-)
    http:/:whatisbelgium.blogspot.com

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  44. What a yummy dinner! Looks so tasty. Nice work. xo style, she wrote

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  45. The meal looks great. And it's even sweeter that it wasn't expensive. I must give it a go, although i don't see trukey wings oftn, if ever, n London. I'll give it a go with chickenwings.

    Lovey blog, by the way.

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  46. anni, I have to admit that my camera more than often gets forgotten when I am cooking, my priorities are food first :-)) After I have eaten then I remember the camera!! Bit late by then. Diane

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  47. Style, She Wrote, it was yummy, and thanks so much for the visit and the comment. Hope to see you again, take care Diane

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  48. Boye By Red, thanks for the visit to my blog and your kind comment. Our black berries here are so small due to the drought that they re not worth picking. I love picking cherries when they are in season, pick one for the bowl and two for the mouth!! We always have so many that it is not a problem, I am even happy to share them with the birds LOL. Diane

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  49. Great summer banner!
    At least you've locked the sun on your blog! LOL!
    Not every day does it shine here!
    Nice and tasty looking recipe!
    Heep well too!
    XXXXX

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  50. Noushka it was a great meal and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a huge electrical storm last night and thankfully we did get 8mm at the end of it all but it was quite scary! Take care, Diane xx

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  51. I would have never thought you would find them in France. How interesting. I've heard turkey is hard to find, especially around the American Thanksgiving time.

    Your meal sounds divine.
    Sam

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  52. Sam I was also surprised when I saw them. I have seen them again since but not on special!! Diane

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  53. I never buy turkey wings, but this is such a great idea and recipe :) We love Tabasco!

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  54. Marla, Thanks for visiting me and passing a comment. I have never bought turkey wings before but it will not be the last time! We also love tabasco and chillies :-)) Take care Diane

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  55. hi diane, never seen just turkey wings for selling here but the seasoning here looks great, i'm sure this will also go well with chicken wings, right?

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  56. Just found your blog! you have some amazing recipes! This one in particular looks so scrumptious!! can't wait to browse around and bookmark :)
    -mini baker

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  57. Lena I am certain it would be just as good with chicken wings, not sure though that they will be quite as meaty! Take care Diane

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  58. Mini Baker Thanks so much for your visit and your very kind comment. Take a look at my cookery site as well though some that are on my blog may be missing from that, I don't always remember to update!! http://www.recipe.nidi.org.uk/index.html
    Hope to see you back, Take care Diane

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  59. Hi Diane .. looks delicious. I have never bought Turkey wings, might give it a go if I see them too. xox

    Leg improving, cast is off , and I am back walking , still with crutches but with two shoes on LOL

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  60. It is a temptation for the vegetarians :) Your photos look very tempting :)

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  61. Hi Anne, so glad the cast is off and you can get your shoes back on!! Just take care and don't rush it.
    I had never seen turkey wing before but now I am on the look out for them. Chat soon.Diane

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  62. Olga I would hate to tempt the vegetarians out there LOL, but they really were very good :-) Diane

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  63. What a lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing but too bad it's not easy to get turkey meat here.
    :o) Happy Belated Friendship Day!
    Kristy

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  64. Kristy I have only just noticed these turkey wings for the first time, but I am sure it would work with chicken wings just as well. I did not know there was a friendship day but belated wishes to you as well. Take care Diane

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