Braised Turkey Shanks Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 50 MINUTES

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  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup sliced okra, (hold back some whole okra for garnish)
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, Diced
  • 8 oz sliced smoked sausage
  • 4 turkey drumsticks, Frenched
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked collard greens
  • 1 cup toasted unsalted peanuts


Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the turkey drumsticks and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the sausage and onions and cook until the onions are translucent. Add the ginger root, garlic, sweet potatoes, celery, sliced okra and chicken stock. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add the chopped tomato, collard greens and cayenne pepper, to taste. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes longer. Add the salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with whole okra and toasted peanuts.

Braised Turkey Shanks


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