Turkey Drumsticks with Sage Polenta

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This hearty combination of turkey drumsticks and polenta will be sure to please. The polenta is fragrant with the scent of sage and is a great base for the deliciously sauced drumsticks.


8 turkey drumsticks, trimmed for presentation
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1⁄4 cup olive oil
4 tbsp. butter
2 onions, coarsely chopped
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1⁄2 tsp. fresh basil, chopped
1⁄2 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
2 cups white wine
Grated zest of 2 lemons
Juice of one lemon
2 cups beef stock
8 cups prepared polenta with sage and Parmesan.
Assorted roasted vegetables


1. Dredge drumsticks in seasoned flour. In a large skillet, sear drumsticks in oil and butter. Remove the drumsticks; add onions, garlic, basil, and oregano to skillet; cook 5-10 min.

2. Deglaze pan with wine; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; add lemon zest and juice. Simmer 10 min. more.

3. Return drumsticks to pan and add stock to cover (adding water if needed). Cover and roast 1 1⁄2-2 hr., until just cooked through.

4. Serve drumsticks atop prepared polenta, surrounded by roasted vegetables, if desired. Strain and reduce pan drippings for sauce, if desired.


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