Even though I am a vegetarian, my husband is an incorrigible carnivore! So in addition to my vegetarian/vegan dishes, I also prepare meat dishes for him, thus this post on turkey wings. It is also an ode to my readers who want some “meat” recipes!
As I am still learning the nuances of Haitian cooking, I am always looking for great recipes. I found this recipe on Youtube by a Haitian mama who really knows her stuff in making delicious Haitian dishes. So I tried it and he likes it, so that’s good enough for me!
1 pack of turkey wing parts (you can ask for them to be cut up, if they aren’t)
1 large onion (cut into circles)
1 large pepper (any color, cut into circles)
1 tablespoon Lea & Perring Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons of water
1.5 tablespoons tomato paste
1 habanero pepper
Caribbean green seasoning/Haitian Pikliz or espice
*Any kind of meat marinade can be used to marinade the wings
Place turkey wings into a large bowl and rinse the wings. Add desired marinade, salt, garlic salt, onion powder and worcestershire sauce. Place in a Ziploc bag and put in the freezer. Allow wings to marinade over night or for several hours.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a large roasting pan, pour the olive oil and arrange wing parts at the bottom of the pan. Pour the marinade over the wings. Add water and habanero pepper (if you want to use the pepper for flavor and not heat, then put the pepper in with the vegetables). Cover the roasting pan and place it in the oven. Bake for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, take turkey from the oven and stir in tomato paste. Cover the pan and return it to the oven. Raise the heat to 300 degrees and cook for another 45 minutes. Take turkey from the oven, check to ensure that they are cooked. If it is NOT finished cooking, then return to oven for another 15-20 minutes until turkey is tender. When turkey is tender, add the vegetables (and pepper if you didn’t before) and return to the oven, raising the heat to 350 degrees. Cook for another 30-35 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and there is a nice thick sauce.
Youtube instructional video