Today we have a simple dish with a spectacular result, turkey thighs in orange sauce, so appetizing that once done they invite you to sink your teeth into it without delay. The meat is tender and juicy, regarding the sauce I don’t have enough words to describe how good it is, the only thing I can tell you is that you don’t forget to put a good piece of bread on the table at mealtime.
It can be said that the turkey is a good ally to have a healthy and balanced diet, its meat is white and hardly contains fat, it deserves a place in our shopping list throughout the year, not only during the Christmas holidays , since it is a healthy product, it is also quite affordable. On the other hand, it is very versatile in the kitchen because it admits various forms of preparation, with the advantage of being able to acquire the part that we most want at any given time; thighs, breast, sirloin… In short, turkey meat has enough virtues to consume it frequently, you can prepare this recipe tomorrow.
TURKEY LEG IN ORANGE SAUCE WITH PLUMS AND RAISINS
INGREDIENTS (4 people):
- 4 turkey thighs
- 200ml of natural orange juice
- 150ml cognac
- 125ml olive oil
- 150g onion
- 2 tablespoons of Modena vinegar
- 2 tablespoons (soups) of honey
- 2 tablespoons (soup) of mustard
- 75g raisins (without seeds)
- 18 prunes
- black pepper
Season the turkey thighs and brown them, on all sides, in the hot oil. Remove and reserve.
In the same pan, fry the onion, julienned, until transparent. Incorporate the thighs again, water with the cognac and reduce.
Add the orange juice, vinegar, honey, mustard, saffron threads and fruit. Season with salt and cook until the meat is tender: approximately 50/60 minutes, traditionally, or 10 minutes in a pressure cooker.
If we opt for the pressure cooker to make these turkey thighs in sauce, we will put it on high pressure (2) and count the time from the moment the steam begins to come out of the valve. Once the time has elapsed, remove from the heat and let the valve lower by itself.