Elevate your dining experience with Turkey Drumsticks adorned in a delightful Sage and Onion Sauce. These succulent drumsticks, tender and juicy, are enveloped in a velvety sauce that boasts the comforting aromas of sage and the richness of caramelized onions.
For the Turkey Drumsticks:
- 4 turkey drumsticks
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
For the Sage and Onion Sauce:
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 3-4 fresh sage leaves, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Prepare the Turkey Drumsticks:
Pat dry the turkey drumsticks with paper towels to remove excess moisture. Season them generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Sear the Drumsticks:
In a large skillet or oven-safe pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey drumsticks and sear them on all sides until they’re golden brown. This step locks in moisture and adds flavor.
Create the Sage and Onion Sauce:
In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add thinly sliced onions and cook until they become golden brown and caramelized.
Infuse with Aromas:
Stir in the chopped sage leaves and minced garlic, allowing their aromatic essence to fill the kitchen.
Pour in the chicken broth, followed by the heavy cream. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
Simmer and Reduce:
Let the sauce simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing it to reduce and thicken. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Return the Drumsticks:
Carefully nestle the seared turkey drumsticks back into the skillet with the sage and onion sauce. Spoon some of the sauce over the drumsticks to coat them.
If your skillet is oven-safe, transfer it to a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C). Roast the turkey drumsticks in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
Baste the drumsticks with the sage and onion sauce occasionally to infuse them with even more flavor.
Serving and Garnish:
Once the turkey drumsticks are cooked through and the sauce has melded beautifully, remove them from the oven. Garnish with additional chopped sage leaves for a touch of freshness.
Plate and Indulge:
Serve the tender Turkey Drumsticks with Sage and Onion Sauce over a bed of your favorite side dishes. The luscious sauce complements the succulent meat, creating a culinary masterpiece.
Whether it’s a special occasion or a desire for gourmet comfort, this dish embodies the joy of bringing exceptional tastes to your table.