At Mississippi Market, we celebrate the rich cultural diversity and food and farming traditions that immigrants bring to our community. Today we’re highlighting a cultural food tradition from Libya. Food is one of the most important activities of any Libyan family, so emphasized that there is a Libyan saying: one must eat well.
Today’s feature recipe is a popular, easy to make dish – curried turkey legs. Following this recipe, you can achieve the taste of a curried leg of lamb for about a quarter of the price.
Curried Turkey Legs
- 4 turkey legs, skinned and slashed along the sides
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1-1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
- 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2-3 cups cooked rice
- 3/4 cup raw carrot, grated
- Brown turkey legs in butter; remove from skillet.
- Add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook till onion is tender but not brown.
- Return meat to skillet and add curry power, 1 tsp salt, ginger root, tomatoes, and 1/4 cup water.
- Cover; simmer 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, till turkey is tender.
- Stir in flour. Cook and stir until thickened.
- Serve with cooked rice, tossed with raw grated carrot.
Recipe adapted from food.com
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