This will be my last Tip of the Day until Friday 11/29. I'm going on a cruise and eat myself silly. Isn't that what people do on cruises? Buffets 24/7. Glad to only go for 3 days. My stomach couldn't take any more. Today I get to feature one of my heartfelt recipes which is HERB ROASTED TURKEY THIGHS WITH ROASTED ACORN SQUASH. I know that I'm a bit unconventional featuring just the thighs during this Thanksgiving week but some folks don't choose to make a huge turkey. For those who want something different,the thigh meat is so tender and juicy. I think a wonderful companion is the Acorn Squash. I want to wish everyone who is reading this blog a wonderful, healthy holiday. Since I speak the Holistic language, be kind to others, love yourself, do good things for yourself, surround yourself with people who accept and love you. That is the whole package. Peace!!
HERB ROASTED TURKEY THIGHS WITH ROASTED ACORN SQUASH
1 1/2 pounds Turkey Thighs, lightly trimmed of fat and cut in half if very large (if not boneless you may have to cut through a bone) 1/3 cup chopped Italian Parsley 4 cloves Garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard 2 Tablespoons Olive Juice from the pitted Kalamata Olives 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt and Pepper 2 small Acorn Squash, cut into 1/2 inch wedges 1/2 large Sweet Onion, thinly sliced 1 cup pitted Kalamata Olives, sliced in half the long way 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste
1) Mix the Italian Parsley, Garlic, Dijon Mustard, Olive Juice, Salt and Pepper to taste and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large bowl and marinate the Turkey Thighs at room temperature for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees when Turkey is ready. 2) Put the Acorn Squash section, Sweet Onions and Olives in a 9x13 baking dish and toss with the 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Spread in an even layer and place the Turkey Thighs on top of the Squash mixture. 3) Bake for at least 35 minutes and test if the Thigh juices run clear and the internal temperature is 165 degrees. If the top is not quite brown you can flip the oven to broil for a few minutes. Serve and Enjoy!!!