Turkey and Pepper Stew
This Turkey and pepper stew is prepared with a drumstick,
sweet peppers, garlic, onions and fragrant spices. It is slow cooked to
perfectly blend the aromas of the ingredients into a tasty and
hearty dish. It is actually very little work and the seemingly long wait is worth it.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: at least 120 minutes
Resting time: 0 minutes
Total time needed: at least 2 H 15 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: standard
Turkey and Pepper Stew
- 3 tbs. olive oil
- 1 Turkey drumstick 650 gram / 23 oz
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into mouth sized pieces
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into mouth sized pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into mouth sized pieces
- 1 orange sweet pepper, cut into mouth sized pieces
- 1 tomato, quartered
- 1 large onion, chopped finely
- 4 large cloves of garlic, chopped finely
- 10 baby potatoes, washed and halved
- 1.5 chicken stock cubes
- 2 cups of hot water
- 1 small piece of mace (optional - use a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg instead)
- 1/2 tsp. of cumin powder
- 2 tbs. of apricot jam
- 1 tsp. molasses
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp. of fresh red Serrano chili, chopped finely, (optional - use jalapeno instead)
- 5 dried curry leaves
- Rub turkey drumstick with salt and pepper and put aside
- Switch on stove to medium / hot and place a big pot or large frying pan on the plate
- Add oil and once it is hot place turkey in the pan
- Fry it for a few minutes on all sides till it the skin has turned brown
- Add the chopped onion and fry for a few more minutes, stirring it frequently
- Once the onions are starting to change color, add garlic, bay leaf, curry leaves, cinnamon, cumin, chili and mace, stir and let it fry for 1 minute
- Add the chicken stock, hot water, apricot jam, salt, pepper and molasses, stir briefly, cover with a tight fitting lid, lower heat and let the stew gently simmer for 30 minutes
- Than add half of the chopped peppers, turn the drumstick on the other side, stir briefly, cover and simmer for another 30 minutes
- After half an hour is up, turn drumstick again, add baby potatoes, stir briefly, cover again and simmer again for 30 minutes
- Next turn the turkey for a last time, add the remaining pepper pieces, stir briefly, cover again and simmer for a final half an hour
- Once the time is up the turkey should be well done and all the other ingredients be cooked. If you like your stew with a thicker consistency remove the turkey drumstick and mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
- If needed add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot together with a fresh salad.
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