"Each year when we make the turkey, there always seems to be a race to the favorite turkey parts. In our gaggle of friends, the thighs and wings seem to be the most popular. Probably because they retain a lot of turkey flavor and juice. Unfortunately for us, turkeys only have two thighs and two wings. This year, I decided to forego the whole turkey and only cook up the various turkey parts that our guests prefer. I love using pastured, grass-fed turkey and KOL Foods sent me some turkey wings to work with. I decided to go with a maple bourbon glaze for my turkey. I’ve done a similar glaze on chicken and thought it would work well with turkey." - The Confident Cook
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 10 sage leaves
- 12 sprigs of thyme
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 small acorn squash, peeled and cubed
- 1 large onion. chopped
- 4.5 lbs turkey wings
- ½ cup Bourbon
- ½ cup Maple Syrup – Grade B
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. garlic paste
Preheat the oven to 350
Place the onions, sweet potatoes, squash and half of the garlic in the bottom of a roasting pan
Chop up the herbs and place about a third of them over the veggies
Place the turkey wings over the veggies and onions.
Sprinkle ground pepper and salt over the turkey
In a mixing bowl, mix up the bourbon, maple syrup, olive oil, vinegar, garlic paste, mustard and soy sauce.
Mix in about a third of the herbs.
Pour the sauce mixture over the turkey.
Sprinkle the remaining herbs and garlic over the turkey.
Bake in the oven for about 1.5-2 hours. Check and baste the turkey every 30 minutes.