Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Oven Baked Turmeric Chicken Leg

























I digged out some turmeric from the garden last Sunday and used them to marinade the chicken legs . I truly enjoy gardening especially on a Sunday before the sun comes out.  I was happy with the harvest. The leaves are used for cooking rendang and the roots are used for marinating fish or meat or for making curry.  Turmeric has a peppery warm and bitter flavor and has a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. It is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry and it also gives ballpark  mustard its bright yellow color.  It has a long list of health benefits too.  I understand that turmeric and onion may help prevent colon cancer...so today recipe has turmeric and onion in it :)  Oven baked Turmeric Chicken Leg is easy to prepare and healthy too :p

























Oven Baked Turmeric Chicken Leg -  from WB's Kitchen

Ingredients :-

2 Chicken Legs - with skin intact, wash , clean and dry with paper towel

Pound together 
4 fresh turmeric - sliced
1 tsp of black pepper
4 shallots - sliced

1 tsp of sea salt or to taste

Method:

Pound turmeric , black pepper and shallots together till you get a paste that is netiher too fine nor too coarse.  Add salt to the paste and rub onto the chicken leg and leave to marinade for an hour or more.

Preheat oven 10 minutes @200 C degrees.  Place the marinated chicken leg on rack over a baking tray lined with aluminium foil and placed on the middle rack in the oven and baked for 35-40 minutes till evenly browned and cooked.  Take out and let cook. The skin should be crispy.

Enjoy!





home grown turmeric :)


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6 comments:

  1. Hai..

    Its really a Good Dish With Turmeric It has Many healthy ingrediants.its a nice one ,,, Hope for more . Thank You.

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  2. Elin, I'm curious, how to plant tumeric?

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    1. HI Min, sorry for the late reply. It is easy...just get the old fresh turmeric with roots perferably . Get ready a pot with earth and just dig a 1 1/2 inch deep hole in your pot, place the turmeric in the hole and cover back with the earth. Water it every day and after 2 weeks it will sprout leaves. After a few months (5-6 months) , you can unearth the whole pot plant and you can see a lot of turmeric sprouting from the one that you planted.

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  3. Hi Elin, could you share your tips on planting turmeric? Would be much appreciated, thanks!

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    1. HI Nancy, It is easy...just get the old turmeric with roots perferably . Get ready a pot with earth and just dig a 1 1/2 inch deep hole in your pot, place the turmeric in the hole and cover back with the earth. Water it every day and after 2 weeks it will sprout leaves. After a few months (5-6 months) , you can unearth the whole pot plant and you can see a lot of turmeric sprouting from the one that you planted. The leaves can be used for cooking rendang....Daun Kunyit they called it.

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    2. Thanks Elin! God bless :)

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