Turkey drumsticks with apricot pecan stuffing

Recipe from: 12/1/1994 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 18
Servings 0


  • 100
  • 125
    streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1
    medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3
    stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 200
    chicken breast, minced
  • 500
    fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 10
    dried apricots, soaked and chopped
  • 50
    chopped pecan nuts
  • 60
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 2
    dried sage
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4
    large turkey drumsticks
  • 125
    rindless streaky bacon
  • 750
    chicken stock
  • cornflour to thicken gravy
  • cranberry sauce


1. STUFFING: Melt butter and fry bacon, onion and celery until cooked. Leave to cool, then mix with remaining stuffing ingredients. Set aside. 2. Debone drumsticks by slitting open up the side where the meat is thickest. Work the meat off the bone using a small sharp knife. Remove the spines. 3. Lay the turkey flat, pound to flatten more and spread on the stuffing. Roll up to encase the stuffing and secure with toothpicks or tie with string. 4. Weave a lattice with the bacon and lay over the turkey. Place on rack of roasting pan with the chicken stock in the pan to catch the juices for a gravy. 5. Cover with buttered silicon paper and roast in a preheated oven at 190 ºC for 30 minutes per 500 g, plus an additional 30 minutes. (Note: the weight is calculated on individual portions and not on the total of all four.) Remove paper for last 30 minutes and roast open. 6. Remove string or toothpicks from turkey and keep turkey warm. Meanwhile, make a liquid paste with the cornflour and a little water. Check pan juice seasoning and simmer to reduce if lacking in flavour or add more water if too strong. Stir in cornflour and bring to the boil to thicken. 7. Serve turkey with baked new potatoes and a selection of demi vegetables, blanched and stir-fried in butter with freshly ground black pepper. Serve gravy and cranberry sauce as accompaniments.

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