- 2 pastured turkey thighs (season with sea salt, black pepper, cumin and cayenne)
- 3-4 tbsp. Peanut oil (or other high smoke point oil; coconut, lard, schmaltz)
- 3 cups turkey stock (or chicken stock)
- 2 cups white wine
- 2 bay leaf
- 1 tbsp. dried rosemary
- 2 tsp. dried sage
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 2-3 carrots, chopped
- 1 rutabaga, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 tsp. real salt
- Black pepper to taste
Put fat/oil into a deep frying pan on medium heat. When oil begins shimmering (getting wavy), put two turkey thighs into the pan and lightly brown on each side (4-5 minutes). Discard excess oil. Add water, wine, and bay leaf into the pan with the seared turkey thighs and bring to a boil.
Cover and lower heat to simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn turkey thighs at least one time during that cooking time. Add herbs, onions, carrots, rutabaga, and garlic, plus sea salt and black pepper. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Cover again and continue cooking until almost all the liquid is gone (45 minutes). Save some liquid to use for gravy.
Lay Celery Root Mash onto a plate. Top with braised turkey and winter roots. Spoon a little gravy from the pan and garnish with fresh parsley.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.