Asian-Style Roast Turkey Legs

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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 14 hours
  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In large bowl, whisk together molasses, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, vinegar and five-spice powder. In large shallow dish, lay turkey drumsticks and thighs side by side; baste with half of the marinade, turning to coat well. Cover and refrig­erate for 12 hours. Reserve remain­ing marinade in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place reserved marinade in saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced by half. Remove pan from heat; transfer marinade to refrigerator.

Place turkey pieces in large roasting pan or baking dish. Cover with foil; roast for 45 minutes. Remove foil; continue roasting until instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of meat (not touching bone) reads 170°F and flesh easily detaches from bone (brush turkey pieces with reserved marinade every 10 minutes during last 30 minutes of cooking time), 30 to 45 minutes. Broil until turkey pieces are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer turkey pieces to large serving platter. Strain cooking juices and serve alongside, if desired.

Nutritional facts Per each of 12 servings

  • Calories 450
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 155 mg
  • Sodium 350 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sugars 20 g
  • Protein 51 g
  • Iron 5.3 mg
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Asian-Style Roast Turkey Legs