Butternut Squash Noodles with Slow Roasted Turkey
Turkey legs need to be roasted slowly over a long period of time to ensure the meat is succulent and tender. In this clean-eating recipe, beautiful sage infused turkey meat is served with butternut squash noodles, for healthy comfort food at its best.
- Slice the onions and carrots thinly and arrange them in the bottom of your slow cooker, add the bay leaf on top. If the turkey leg doesn’t fit in your slow cooker, use a deep baking dish and you can cook it in the oven.
- Season the vegetables with salt and black pepper, sprinkle all of the sage over the vegetables, then place the turkey leg on top. Season the turkey leg again with more salt and pepper.
- Cook in the slow cooker for 9 hours on low. If cooking in the oven, cover the dish tightly with foil ensuring that no steam can escape and cook at 100°C for 9 hours.
- When the turkey is cooked, remove the leg and place to one side in a large dish. Pour the onions and carrots through a sieve, saving the liquid in a measuring jug. Place the onions and carrots with the turkey leg in the dish.
- Shred the turkey leg off the bone using a fork. Ensure you discard any bone, skin and cartilage. Put the shredded turkey, cooked onions and carrots in a large saucepan.
- Top up the reserved turkey juice up with hot water (or chicken stock) to make 250 mls of liquid. Put this stock in a blender with the cooked white potato and blend to thicken the stock slightly. Pour this sauce back into the saucepan with the turkey and vegetables. Mix well.
- Stir fry your butternut squash noodles for 3 or 4 minutes and then stir into the turkey and sauce. Serve and enjoy. Top with fresh herbs if desired.
You can also buy butternut squash noodles ready-made for added convenience.