Hearty turkey drumsticks are marinated and basted with a tangy orange marinade. This is great for leftovers, but also a fine way to enjoy turkey throughout the year!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained with liquid reserved
- 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 turkey drumsticks
- salt to taste
In a blender or food processor, mix the orange segments, vinegar, and brown sugar. Transfer to a large resealable plastic bag, and mix in the reserved mandarin orange liquid and oil. Place the turkey drumsticks in the bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place the marinated turkey drumsticks on the baking sheet, and season with salt.
Cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, and continue baking 1 hour, basting often with the remaining orange mixture, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
Leftover marinade may be heated and whisked with water and flour for a gravy-glaze.