Sauced Roast Turkey

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I should really call this the “Ore Turkey”, this is my friend Ore’s original recipe which she passed on to me 7 years ago and I have loved it ever since. I am passing on this deliciousness to the 9jafoodie nation, do try it and let ore know what you think in the comment form.

Simple Roast Turkey Wings

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Serves: 8

This recipe is so simple, you will be surprised by how delicious it is. Substitute chicken if you don't have access to turkey. Make it extra spicy by upping the pepper content and serve it with cold garri - to die for!
  • 8 Turkey wings (Split in half - OR NOT)
  • 1 tspn thyme
  • 1 tspn curry
  • 1 tspn Cameroon pepper (or cracked black pepper)
  • salt - To taste
  • 2-3 cubes Maggi
  • ½ medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 cooking spoons
    Nigerian Sauce (divided)
  1. Combine all ingredients except the sauce. Steam (without added water) on low-medium heat until turkey is cooked and mostly dry (30-35mins)
  2. Preheat oven to 400F
  3. Add half of the sauce into the turkey and stir to combine. Arrange turkey on a lightly greased oven tray. Spread on the left over sauce and sprinkle on more Cameroon pepper
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden

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By |February 25th, 2015|16 Comments


  1. jennifer July 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Can I use a microwave?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 19, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      A regular microwave or a microwave oven?

  2. oluchi March 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I’m actually smack in the middle of making this and I just scared in the middle of unpacking my brand new electric grill. Is there no way to make this without an oven?

  3. Aisha February 25, 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    My dear ur d best

  4. Amenze February 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I love to cook

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Welcome to the best place to do that

  5. Emeka February 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I never actually thought i could steam without water. Tomorrow will actually try oven doesn’t have a temp guage so how do i know i havethe right amount of heat.keep up the good work!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      Please let me know how it turns out. You can put the meat in and check it every 10 minutes.

  6. Nemi W (Anemistyle) February 25, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Gosh this looks amazing and I love that it was not fried but baked. What do you think about grilling it instead to make the outside crispy.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 25, 2015 at 8:42 am - Reply

      Grilling will be a great touch! all that smokey flavor from the grill… yummers!!

  7. Oke Chrissie Egbi February 25, 2015 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I like it cos the meat aint fried so no unhealthy soaking in a pool of oil. I’ll let you know how mine turns out!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 25, 2015 at 7:57 am - Reply

      Please do let me know and share a picture 😀

  8. tunmi February 25, 2015 at 7:13 am - Reply

    I see what you did there with the formatting and the serving size 😉 if you are ever in need of a free 5-6 weeks service in the form of college interns, I will definitely apply as it fits my major (actuarial science–insurance math/finance). After the cookbook, I propose ready-made Nigerian dinners, a Naija/West African food truck, a chipotle-style restaurant/carryout, etc etc.

    I love the recipe. I remember my aunt making something similar except she would broil it (I later learned that broiling only affected the top part) and of course we had to turn it as if frying dodo (we live and learn). And again, thank you for that stew base. Honestly, if possible, patent that. Because it would be painful especially if some non-Naija/West African person (see: white) columbuses it as they’ve done so many others (ex. the bakassi/derrière/butt)

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 25, 2015 at 7:19 am - Reply

      Tunmi o.. You are gradually becoming my favorite person :D. So I might have to take you on this internship offer.. please inbox me, we need to have a chat honestly. Summer is fast approaching and I can use some help with a few things I have on the go.
      Yes, broiling only cooks the top. I cant wait until i have an oven that can broil and bake at the same time. Now I switch between baking and broiling. If you leave the oven tray low enough, the top will actually get some action.
      The sauce hen.. I am already seeing variants of it online. And thanks re books and restaurants – let us chat further okay.

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