Slow Cooked Moroccan Turkey Shanks

Prep: 20 minutes

Cooking: 5 1/2 hours

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 Steggles Turkey Shanks
  • 2 Tblsp olive oil
  • 3 Spanish onions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tspn cumin
  • 1 Tblsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tspn cinnamon
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups salt reduced chicken stock
  • 4-5 saffron threads
  • 3/4 cup pitted prunes
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ cups couscous

Method:

  1. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add the turkey shanks in batches, cooking for 4-5 minutes or until well browned on all sides. Remove from pan.
  3. Add remaining oil, and cook onions, garlic, ginger, cumin and cinnamon until onions have softened and light golden.
  4. Transfer shanks and onion mixture to a Slow Cooker. Pour in stock, and stir through saffron and prunes. Cook for 5 hours on high setting.
  5. Remove shanks and keep warm, give the sauce a good stir to break down the prunes. Add chickpeas in last 15 minutes of cooking.
  6. At the end of cooking time, gently stir through couscous, replace lid, let stand for 2-3 minutes.
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All Steggles chickens are raised in large barns, and free of any added hormones.
Steggles Apr 28, 2017
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