One of the first things that comes to mind around the time of Thanksgiving is a feeling of overwhelming gratitude and love. Love for food, gratitude for family, gratitude for my friends and support system, love for my work in special education, and love for my passion in recipe development and sharing that love with all of you. I know that this year Thanksgiving may be a little different, however, that gratitude doesn’t go away because there’s a pandemic. We MUST continue to love one another, give thanks for what we have, because there are so many who are without, or who have lost seats at the dinner table, like mine did – although not COVID related, it was (and still is) a massive blow to our family. I dedicate this to my uncle, Howie, who loved this holiday and his green bean casserole, and who will forever be my favorite human.
Onto the turkey. I searched high and low for turkey drumsticks, because I personally think turkey breast is overrated. Do not get me wrong, I won’t say no to sliced turkey breast at the Thanksgiving table, but I love dark meat more. It has more nutrients than white meat, it’s a little fattier, and just tastes really darn good. I couldn’t find turkey legs, but my Whole Foods delivery had turkey wings available, and since they’re way larger than chicken wings, I thought this could turn out to be good… and OH MY GAWD was it delicious.
Typically, I would have seasoned the turkey with a blend of my favorite seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, etc. This time, I wanted to change it up in flavor and opted for Herbes de Provence. Herbes de Provence is a multi-herb and spice blend, comprised of lavender, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, anise, parsley, and fennel. I get mine on, you guessed it, Thrive market* in a .5oz pouch and lasts me quite some time. I rinsed and seasoned the turkey wings with avocado oil and the seasoning, placed it onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, and baked them for 1 hour and five minutes at 400*. THAT’S IT. The results blew me away: juicy, tender turkey meat in a really fun and different flavor profile, paired with some sweet potato mash and creamed corn… both coming to the blog very soon! Whatever Thanksgiving looks like for you, celebrate safely, give thanks, practice kindness, and love one another. *click the banner at the top of the blog and you’ll be taken to the landing page if you’re interested in Thrive Market*
Herbes de Provence Roast Turkey Wings
A play on Thanksgiving dinner, with roasted turkey wings as the star of the table versus turkey breast. Tender, juicy, and flavorful turkey wings roasted to perfection, seasoned with avocado oil and a blend of spices known as Herbes de Provence. Très Magnifique!
- 2-4 large turkey wings rinsed and pat dried
- 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 tbsp Herbes de Provence seasoning blend
Preheat the oven to 400*. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
Take the turkey wings and rinse then pat dry. Add to a large bowl and drizzle the oil over the wings. Add the seasoning and massage the turkey wings until the wings are fully coated.
Place turkey wings on the baking sheet. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Serve and enjoy!