What to do with wild turkey legs? Make turkey leg stew. This New Mexican-style dish relies of turkey legs, chiles and dried corn.
Turkey mole is a dish that dates back to the Aztecs and Maya. There are many versions of the mole, the complex sauce that goes with the turkey. This is mine.
I call this recipe turkey lollipops: You braise turkey wings until tender, then slather in BBQ sauce and smoke them.
To pluck or skin? It’s a question all bird hunters face. Most of a bird’s distinctive flavor is in its skin and fat, but plucking can be tricky. Here’s how to go about it.
Wild turkey tamales? You bet. And to make these even more autumnal, I add roast pumpkin or squash to the masa.
Few places celebrate turkey like Mexico. It is where the turkey was domesticated, and there are scores of great recipes for these birds there. This is a traditional Yucatan turkey recipe, using legs, thighs and wings that are marinated, grilled, then braised.
Quite possibly the best thing to make with wild turkey drumsticks and wings, which can be really tough and stringy. Braise them slowly until the meat falls off the bone, then pull the meat, crisp it and serve it in tacos or burritos.
In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, I talk with turkey hunting expert Tony Caggiano. Yep, it’s turkey season, but there’s a whole lot more to talk about when two New York-New Jersey natives start jawing about the outdoors…