TURKEY WINGS WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY

 

  1. Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than to plants.
  2. Portabello mushrooms, button mushrooms, and white mushrooms are all the same mushrooms at different levels of maturity.
  3. Laetiporus is the name of an edible wild mushroom that tastes nearly identical to chicken/fried chicken!
  4. According to an ancient Greek myth, Perseus on his way back from a journey, to drink the water of a river he used hat of a mushroom. For that reason he founded a colony in that same spot and called it Mycene, which is the greek word for “mushroom”.
  5. If you go to Brasil or Japan you could be lucky enough to see the famous Chlorophos Mycena, fluorescent mushrooms that release luminous spores and look astonishing!
  6. According to a research conducted in Norwich, Italians, Austrians and Swiss are the people who eat more mushrooms in Europe.
  7. In the Middle Ages people thought mushrooms grew at night on the soil where witches had had a sabbath.
  8. Ever heard of the Mushroom of Immortality? The Chinese call it Reishi and they use it in infusions or liqueurs. For the high level of anti-oxidants it contains it helps achieving longevity.
  9. Magic Mushrooms are called ‘magic’ for their psychedelic properties. Largely used as a recreational drug for the many psychedelic compound they contain, they can cause euphoria, altered thinking processes, visions and altered sense of time and spiritual experiences.
Ingredients:
    • 6 large turkey wings (tips seperated)
  • 1/2 pound button mushrooms
  • Large onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dried basil
  • Oregano
  • Chicken stock
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Cream of chicken soup
Direction:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Season turkey wings with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, poultry seasoning, basil and oregano. Coat baking pan with a small amount of EVOO and add mushrooms, chopped onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic to cover the bottom of the pan. Place turkey wings on top of the vegetables skin side down, wrap tightly with foil and place in oven for 1 hour.
    1. Remove from oven and add 1/2 cup chicken stock, replace foil and bake another 45 minutes.
    2. Remove pan from oven and pour most of the liquid, including vegetables into a saucepan.
    3. Turn the wings over skin side up and replace in the oven UNCOVERED on broil for 20 minutes (skin will get brown and slightly crispy) The texture is everything!
    4. In the saucepan with the drippings, add 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 can cream of chicken soup. (Add spices to taste) Simmer for 10 minutes then pour over the turkey wings. Cover with foil return oven to BAKE for another 20 minutes until tender.

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