6 months ago, Stephen and I started thinking about our travel plans for 2020. We seriously contemplated re-visiting Japan, almost bought tickets for Vancouver and wondered if Alivia was too young for Disney World. Our indecisiveness saved us from having to cancel travel plans once the seriousness of COVID19 became evident. Like many others, my in-laws had to cancel their UK trip and my parents have delayed their annual Cuba vacation to the fall.
While our dreams of a family vacation this year have been put on hold, the best part about travelling for your appetite is being able to relive memories through food. My fondest memory of Disney World is discovering their famous smoked turkey legs with my mom and little brother. That trip, we shared one huge turkey leg between the three of us. Meanwhile, on my trip with Stephen, we each devoured our own possessively. Then in Tokyo Disneyland with hours of lines, the Turkey Leg line was one we were willing to brave for Alivia to get her first taste.
This recipe for Smoked Turkey Legs brings a small bit of magic to our own backyard and you don’t even need a smoker. We use our normal bbq with a smoker box for delicious results. Even without a smoker box, making an aluminum foil pouch filled with wood chips (then poke some holes in the pouch with a fork) also works! The key is keeping the smoke going and cooking at a temperature of 275°F. Cooked for two hours, the turkey leg is sweet, smokey and super tender.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Turkey Farmers of Canada. All ideas and opinions expressed are wholly mine.