Barbecued Tandoori Turkey Drumsticks

 MPJ Bbq Tandoori Turkey Drumsticks w Spiced Mushroom medley pilaf TT

Barbecued Tandoori Turkey Drumsticks

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Tandoori Turkey Drumsticks:

  • 2 fresh turkey drumsticks, skin-on (approx. 1. 25 lbs/600 g)
  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45 mL) unscented oil (canola, vegetable, sunflower or grapeseed)
      • Lime wedges, to serve

Marinade:

  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) tandoori masala spice blend
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2-3 Tbsp/30-45 mL))
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch (2.5 cm) piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unscented oil
    • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the marinade, and season to taste.
  2. Make three deep slits into the turkey drumsticks, then rub the marinade into the turkey.
  3. Place in a sealed Ziploc bag and marinate overnight, or for at least 4-6 hours in a refrigerator.
  4. When ready to grill, bring the marinated turkey drumsticks back to room temperature.
  5. Preheat the barbeque to 450F (230C). Brush the grill with a little oil.
  6. Turn down the barbeque to 400F (205C), and grill the drumsticks for 25-30 minutes (depending on the size of your turkey drumsticks), turning a couple of times, and brushing with oil, until the juices run clear and the turkey is cooked all the way through.
  7. Rest the turkey for a few minutes before shredding the meat off the drumsticks, and serving over the mushroom pilaf and a few lime wedges.

Recipe by Michelle Peters-Jones of The Tiffin Box (www.thetiffinbox.ca).