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
2 Chicken Legs - with skin intact, wash , clean and dry with paper towel
4 fresh turmeric - sliced
1 tsp of black pepper
4 shallots - sliced
1 tsp of sea salt or to taste
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.
home grown turmeric :)
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