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Cranberry and Tequila Turkey Legs
This recipe is kosher for Passover.
Cranberry and Tequila Turkey Legs Eileen Goltz | Meat
3 hours, 15 minutes 15 minutes
2 hours
1 hour
6 servings

This is a great recipe for turkey legs. The combination of the cranberry juice, lime juice, and chipotle peppers, makes this a delicious tart and spicy dish.

  • 6 turkey drumsticks
  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 3 chipotle peppers (in adobo sauce), minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  1. Place drumsticks in a large baking dish.
  2. Combine cranberry juice, 1 Tablespoon tequila, 1 teaspoon lime peel, 2 Tablespoons lime juice, and garlic in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Pour mixture over drumsticks, cover, and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.

  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat or oven to 350°F.
  5. Place remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and allow to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove turkey and place on grill rack or on broiler pan in the oven. Discard marinade.
  7. Cover with the lid of the grill (or with foil if you are cooking them in the oven) and allow to cook for 50 to 60 minutes. Brush with prepared sauce throughout cooking (about every 15 minutes).
  8. Once turkey is cooked, remove from heat and serve.

Kashrut Instructions


DESCRIPTION: Fresh Chives, basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme are often used as spices or garnishing.

Please Note: Curly leaf parsley is very difficult to check. It is therefore recommended that only flat leaf parsley be used.

INFESTATION: Aphids, thrips and other insects may often be found on the leaves and stems of these herbs. Insects tend to nestle in the crevices between the leaves and branches of herbs. These insects can curl up and stick to the leaf once they come in contact with water.

Vegetable spinners, power hoses, and light boxes are not always available in the home. We therefore recommend the following alternate procedure.

RECOMMENDATION: In order to determine if a particular bunch of herbs is infested prior to washing, bang it several times over a white cloth. This is most important when checking oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme. If only one or two insects are found proceed with the steps below. If three or more insects are detected in a particular bunch of herbs it should not be used.


  1. Soak herbs in a solution of cold water and vegetable wash. The proper amount of vegetable wash has been added when some bubbles are observed in the water. (In the absence of vegetable wash, several drops of concentrated unscented liquid detergent may be used. However, for health reasons, care must be taken to thoroughly rinse off the soapy solution.)
  2. Agitate the herbs in the soapy water, in order to loosen the sticking excretion of the bugs.
  3. Using a heavy stream of water, thoroughly wash off the soap and other foreign matter from the herbs.
  4. Check both sides of each leaf under direct light.
  5. If one or two insects are found, rewash the herbs.
  6. If any insects are found after repeating the agitation process twice, the entire bunch must be discarded.

Please note: To prepare herbs such as cilantro, dill, or parsley for use in soups, wash them thoroughly and place in a cooking bag.