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I did these in my crockpot and didn't see the need to add any oil. Although the legs were very tender and surprisingly they did brown in the crockpot there was not a big orange flavor. I subbed orange juice for all of the oil and whipped everything up in the food processor. When I tasted it there was not much orange flavor very bland. I added 3 cloves of crushed garlic to the marinade. The meat was tender but that's about it.
As I didn't have any mandarin oranges on hand i used the OJ and marmalade substitute as others recommended. As for the reviews that claim it was "bland" these are also the ones that left out the oil!! of course it was bland!! as with ANY marinade it MUST have some form of fat... the fat is what carries the FLAVOR! you mustn't change a recipe then claim the recipe is no good. Mine came out spectacularly.
WOW!!! We had these using large chicken legs. Used hand held blender to mix marinade. Baked them in uncovered stage for 90 mins. They looked delicious and they were very good. Give them a try you won't miss on this one.
I was looking for a way to use up some turkey legs that I'd bought on a whim. I was really excited about this recipe. I was looking forward to it but I really feel like it fell flat. I read some of the other reviewers recipes where they stated that the orange flavour wasn't terribly obvious. To try and circumvent this I added some apricot/mandarin jam. Even with this addition... it was still lacklustre. The other reviewers were right though. The meat was very moist. I liked that about this recipe. I think that the natural flavors of the dark turkey meat really overpowered the delicacy of the mandarins. I think that this marinade would be more appropriate with chicken or even white turkey meat. I may try again with this change as the marinade is quite good but chances are I will not make this again.
This recipe was very good. Instead of using turkey like the recipe calls for I used chicken legs and they tasted wonderful. The meat was very juicy tender and fell apart very nicely. No fighting to cut this one! I following other reviews added some orange juice to the recipe so the orange flavor resounded a little better. I believe that adding extract of orange would make the taste more prominent. The only reason I did not give this five stars is because the orange flavor did lack a little. I would highly suggest adding lots more orange to it. However even though the orange lacked a little the family all had second helpings and loved the recipe. This is well worth the frequent basting.
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