It’s that caveman drumstick time of year! Does your family fight over turkey legs? Easy solution, just cook extra! And, while you could season them like your turkey, I wanted to change some up. So here’s my recipe for Smoked Turkey Legs with Garlic Sriracha glaze! These came out awfully tasty.
Are these just for the holidays?
Heck no, cook these all year round. Turkey legs are big sellers at fairs and fall festivals, and I would absolutely serve these as a dinner item at any time of year. I love things that portion themselves. This one is easy- one leg per person. The seasoning was very simple, I used my Classic BBQ Rub rather heavily, then smoked over cherry wood.
What about the glaze
First, it’s super tasty with just a bit of heat. If you want more spice, you could add some more sriracha, hot sauce, or even a finely-diced hot pepper. The important thing about this glaze recipe is whisking. It’s a high sugar content glaze, which means it can easily boil over. To get it reduced quickly, I kept it on high heat and whisked like a madwoman for about 5 minutes. You can cook it lower and not have to whisk so much if you prefer.
As always, I hope you enjoy!