Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Solar Turkey Thighs

A perfect day for solar cooking. Picked up some turkey thighs at the grocery store yesterday. Cooked them in the Sun Oven today. Enjoyed them for dinner on our patio with some brussels sprouts and a nice loaf of crusty bread from a local bakery.

The recipe is very simple. Just saute some thinly sliced leeks in a heavy cast iron pot with a little olive oil for about five minutes, add a couple cloves of chopped garlic and a sprig of fresh thyme. After a minute or so add a tablespoon of flour. Then a half a cup of white wine. Bring it to a boil, add two skinless, bone-in turkey thighs and transfer the pot to the Sun Oven. A few hours later you'll have fall off the bone tender meat and a nicely flavored sauce. Add a green vegetable, some potatoes, rice, or bread, and you've got dinner.


  1. I love turkey dark meat. Gonna copy this recipe, for sure. Can't beat the mouth-watering taste of poultry cooked in a solar oven, can you...
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Even though I don't eat meat, that looks tastier than the cement block I cooked in my solar oven today.

    Okay, I admit it. I didn't cook the block; I just heated it for a foot warmer. LOL

    Isn't it great to have multiple days of sun again after all the cloudy weather?!