Turkey with Sauerkraut, Riesling, and Pork Sausages

Turkey with Sauerkraut, Riesling, and Pork Sausages

Turkey with Sauerkraut, Riesling, and Pork Sausages

Turkey soaks up aromatic flavors like a sponge, and this riff on the Alsatian dish choucroute garnie is a case in point: as the bird roasts under a cloak of bacon and braises in sauerkraut, wine, apples, and a bundle of spices, it takes on the piney fragrance of juniper berries, the fruity flavor of the riesling wine, and some of the smokiness and savor of the pork. Serve this dish with the traditional choucroute accompaniments: sausages, boiled potatoes, and tangy mustard.Todd Coleman

Braised with wine, sauerkraut, apples, and onions, this turkey comes out incredibly moist and aromatic.

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Pairing note: Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi Dry Riesling 2009 ($15), from New York's Finger Lakes, is an aromatic match for this fragrant dish.