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Turkey Braised in Red Wine

A recipe that has lots of flavour and will be enjoyed by everyone!


  • 2 x turkey legs cut into two drum and thigh

  • Plus the turkey wings

  • 6 pieces in total

  • For the Marinade

  • 1 x bottle of red wine good quality pinot noir or burgundy

  • 2 x small onion

  • 2 x sticks of celery

  • 2 x carrots medium

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • Thyme leaves

  • Black peppercorns

  • Bay leaf

  • For the Casserole

  • 15 button mushrooms

  • 15 baby onions peeled

  • Chopped leaf parsley

  • 150 gms pancetta or cut into thick dice

  • Thyme sprigs

  • Bay leaf

  • 100 gms lain flour seasoned


  • 1.

    Place all the above ingredients in a bowl add the turkey and leave to marinade preferable over night o at least 6 hours

  • 2.

    To make the coq au vin add a knob of butter to a the pan or casserole dish.

  • 3.

    Add the pancetta and lightly brown remove from the pan and the button mushrooms and onions.

  • 4.

    Cook for a few minutes to colour them remove from the pan.

  • 5.

    Drain the marinade from the chicken dispose of the vegetables and reserve the wine

  • 6.

    Gently dip the turkey into the seasoned flour the colour in the pan.

  • 7.

    Turn down the heat add the vegetables back in and the thyme and bay leaf add reserved red wine and simmer for 1 hour to cook in an oven for 1 hour

  • 8.

    When ready allow to rest and finish with chopped leaf parsley

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