Roast Turkey Tights Recipe

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The roast turkey tights recipe, prepared from a fresh turkey leg, I present to you today with step-by-step photos and great cooking tips.

I’ve left you a new secret recipe for the sauce, after all, you want to shine in the kitchen!

I wish you great pleasure in cooking this recipe. If you like, share the recipe with your friends – thank you and good luck!

1. Roast Turkey Tights Shopping List

Because it is so practical, you will find the list of ingredients for your shopping right at the beginning:

  • Turkey top leg with bone
  • Olive oil or sunflower oil
  • Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
  • Fresh thyme or rosemary
  • Mushrooms
  • Stock
  • Soy sauce
  • Cranberries
  • butter
  • Cornflour
  • Basil fresh

2. Turkey Top Leg Pictures for your Purchase

To avoid any confusion, I have included the piece of meat here with two illustrations.

Turkey thigh
Turkey top leg skin side © Thomas Sixt
Turkey thigh
Turkey top leg meat side with bone.

There are already recipes for turkey roll roast and turkey legs, but today we want to prepare the roast directly from a fresh piece of meat.

When it comes to side dishes for roast turkey, I like to keep it simple, but there is still an extra point for side dish selection according to the recipe!

3. Recipe Roast Turkey Tights in Oven

I wish you good luck and lots of fun with your cooking. I look forward to your comments and success stories.

Roast Turkey Tights

Instructions with step-by-step photos, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 732
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 40 Min.

Roast turkey tights recipe with step-by-step photos and lots of cooking tips for preparation in the oven, turkey gravy and side dishes.

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Turkey roast recipe picture.



1 pc Turkey top leg with bone
4 tbsp. Olive oil
Pepper black, ground
Cayenne pepper
5 twigs Thyme fresh


8 pc Mushrooms
2 tbsp. Soy sauce (I use tamari)
4 tbsp. Cranberries
50 g butter
1-2 tsp corn starch (Potato or maize starch)
1/4 bunch basil


Turkey thigh
Turkey thigh skin side up

Unwrap meat

Preheat the oven to 200°C on fan or bottom/upper heat setting.

Unwrap the turkey leg, rinse under cold water and dry.

Turkey thigh
Turkey thigh meat side with bone.

Place meat

Place the meat on a kitchen board with the skin side down.

Turkey thigh bone
Loosen the turkey thigh bone.

Bone out

Using a sharp knife, bone out the bone first from the top, then along the side of the bone.

Turkey thigh bone detached
peeled turkey thigh with bone

Lift bone

Lift the bone and cut it off the meat.

Roast turkey on the bone
Roast turkey on the bone in a roaster.

Place meat

Cut the meat in half and place in a suitable roasting pan with the skin side up and the bone.

roast turkey seasoned
Roast turkey seasoned in the roaster

Season meat

Season the meat with salt and pepper, add sprigs of thyme or rosemary.

Drizzle the meat with a little olive oil.

Roast turkey cooked
Roast turkey cooked in the roaster in the oven.

Meat oven

Cook the roast in the oven for 45-50 minutes on the middle shelf.

Check the cooking point of the meat with a thin meat fork by testing the needle:

–> If the meat can be pierced easily without resistance and only colourless juice comes out, the roast is cooked.

Roast turkey residues
Roasted bones and leftovers in the roasting pan.

Keep meat warm

Remove the roast from the roaster and keep warm in the oven at 120°C.

Place the roaster and cook on the cooker.

Boil off the roast residues
Deglaze the roast residues in the roaster.

Deglaze roaster

Heat the roaster, deglaze with stock, add the mushrooms cut into eighths and bring to the boil.

Cook off the drippings and then leave to infuse.

Turkey sauce
Turkey sauce prepared in the roaster.

Cook sauce

Season the sauce with soy sauce, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, cranberries and butter and thicken with cornflour mixed with cold water, if desired.

Keep the sauce warm.

Crispy basil, the leaves taste delicious.
Crispy fried basil leaves.

Prepare herbs

Pluck off the basil leaves and deep-fry in hot oil until crisp.

Place the herb chips on a paper towel and season with salt.

Turkey roast recipe picture.

Arrange and serve

Slice the meat and place on warm plates.

Place the mushrooms on the side and add the sauce.

Decorate with cranberries and herb chips.

Serve quickly, bon appétit!


When is the roast ready?

Prick the meat with a thin fork or needle. If colourless meat juice comes out, the meat is cooked.

Recommendation to ensure that the roast is juicy on the table:

Turn off the oven and let the roast rest for a good 10 minutes before cutting it.

4. Calories and Nutritional Values at a Glance

5. Suitable Side Dishes for Roast Turkey Tights

Here I recommend some simple filling side dishes and vegetable side dishes as well as ideas from country cuisine.

5.1 Satiating Side Dishes

A mashed potato and rice tastes quite fine with it 🙂 However, the easiest side dish for this roast is Baked Potatoes.

You can cook the seasoned potatoes on a baking tray in the oven at the same time.

Baked potatoes that have been cooked crispy.
The ready-prepared jacket potatoes. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

5.2 Matching vegetable side dishes:

Vegetable side dishes are wonderful as part of a low carb diet. It doesn’t always have to be potato and rice!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Kohlrabi vegetables served recipe picture
Kohlrabi vegetables ready on the plate together with kohlrabi leaf chips

5.3 Side Dish Ideas from the Country Cuisine

I had already prepared a small table for this a long time ago:

Germanpotatoes, carrots, parsley root, parsnips, soup vegetables
Mediterraneanzucchini, eggplant, paprika, fennel, olives, capers
Austrianpotatoes, chanterelles, porcini mushrooms
Americanpumpkin, chestnuts, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes

5.4 Side Dish Ideas According to Season

To round off the hatchet theme, here is a table for ideas by season and festive season:

SeasonSide DishesSauce
Spring / Easternasparagus green or white, courgette, green beans, potatoeslight white wine sauce
Summer / Garden PartyEXTRA from the oven: baked potatoes, EXTRA : fresh from the grill corn on the cob, peppers, courgettesgrill sauces see recipes Thomas Sixt
Autumn / Thanksgivingmushrooms, carrots, pumpkin, turnips, potatoesbrown sauce with a light red wine
Winter / Christmaschestnuts, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, cranberriesdark sauce with a heavy red wine and dark chocolate to taste
Turkey roll roast with dark sauce
Roast turkey with a dark sauce for the cold season. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

6. More Ideas with Turkey

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  • Hi Masterchef Thomas!

    Excellent instructions, the roast turned out very well for me.

    Thanks Syd


    • Thank you Syd!


  • Yummy.-) YummY 🙂 Yummy 🙂


    • Thank you Zoe 🙂