Watercress is a leafy green that is in the same family of vegetables as kale, broccoli, arugula, and Brussels sprouts. Watercress is known as a super-food that has ranked highest in vitamins and minerals in comparison to its caloric intake. If you are a small crowd on Thanksgiving, or any day and craving turkey but don’t want to cook an entire bird, here is a quicker and equally as delicious recipe!
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- 4 turkey drumsticks
- 3 teaspoons salt pink Himalayan
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups white wine
- 1 onion sliced
- 2 oranges sliced
- 1 chili pepper cut in half, seeds removed for less heat
- 10 cloves garlic peeled
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup watercress greens
- Sprinkle turkey with 2 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of pepper.
- Prepare a Dutch oven on high heat. Add oil and get hot. Add turkey drumsticks and sear for 5 minutes per side.
- Remove drumsticks and add ½ cup white wine and deglaze the pan using a wooden spoon (scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan).
- Add the extra 1 1/2 cups of wine and 1 teaspoons of salt. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the watercress, and mix well.
- Add the drumsticks back in and mix well. Cover and place in oven for 2 ½ hours. Remove and right before serving, dip the watercress into the turkey gravy and place on top.
Notes & Tips:
If you want to use this recipe for a whole turkey, double the ingredients and remember this trick for cooking time - 20 minutes per pound of turkey.