Turkey legs coq au vin



  • 2 turkey legs
  • 2 turkey wings
  • turkey giblets (ie neck, heart, gizzard, but not the liver - save for the stuffing)
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g/9oz small (ie pickling) onions, blanched and then peeled
  • 250g/9oz pancetta or thick cut streaky bacon, in chunky pieces
  • 50g/2oz seasoned flour
  • ½ wine glass brandy
  • 500ml/16½fl oz red wine
  • 500ml/16½fl oz poultry or pork stock, or water
  • bouquet garni of bay, thyme and parsley stalks
  • 4 sticks celery, cut into 3cm/1¼in lengths
  • 4 garlic cloves, bruised
  • 4 medium tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and finely chopped
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • beurre manie (25g/1oz flour mixed with 25g/1oz soft butter)