Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I am taking on some interesting cooking challenges for the next couple of weeks! I'm back from a special trip to a farmer's market that carries homemade Amish delicacies, bulk pantry staples and spices, and every type of fresh meat and fish you would want to eat. (You won't find frog legs here.... I said "WOULD" want to eat, not "COULD"!)
My first cooking experiment was making BBQ Turkey Wings as a change-up from everynight chicken. The wings were the freshest thing on the meat counter. These wings were tasty and hearty. One wing per person was enough. Some men might take two, however my husband was OK with just one. Each turkey wing was the size of a chicken drumstick. We marinaded them and plopped them on the grill. They cooked up rather like chicken thighs. The skin turned a nice shade of brown on the outside. The meat was white. The flavor was a cross between light and dark meat. We had a hard time separating the meat from the edge of the wings. We stuck mostly to the meat closer to the main bone. I'll definitely make turkey wings again. They were very affordable, too. Four wings weighed approx. 1.5 lbs with a price around $4.99 per pound, a cost of $7.
I have to tell you about the meat counter. It is almost 6 feet tall. It is at least 5 1/2 feet. I giggle when ordering meat because the butcher is behind the glass with only his hat sticking up. You can see him through the clear glass, but he has to reach over to give you the meat. There is one butcher taller than the rest whose head you can see in full. He must be close to 6'5". When he walks side to side, it gives the appearance that his head is floating behind the counter, like a ghost in GhostBusters! I can't stop laughing every time this happens. These butchers are professional and take cleanliness very seriously!
PICTURE OF GHOST (CUTE NOT SCARY)