Your mission is a simple one: climb this tower and kill the lead of the evil organization. As you enter the tower you see bright blue walls and the organizations symbol placed everywhere. You take a few steps forward and see a large frame. The frame contains an image of a man’s profile. You realize this is your target. Feeling a bit faint, you walk toward another framed image, one of a bird standing on top of the groups symbol with ribbons surrounding it. You stretch your arm out and rest it on the painting. Suddenly the wall begins to move backwards revealing a long hallway. You begin to walk forward and realize that you have found a secret stash. Inside the room is filled with ammo and medkits. You quickly grab as much as you can fill in your bag. It is time to begin the mission and take down the tyrant Hitler.
Wolfenstein 3D is one of the first PC games I played back in the day. When a friend of mine reminded me there was food in the game I knew I had to do something. Of course it has been years since I’ve played the game but the visuals remained pretty strongly in my mind, from the bright blue walls to your characters face at the bottom getting brutally beaten up as you got hurt. One of the major things I remembered about this game was pushing against the walls to make sure I got all the secret rooms. With a game like this, the company Id Software holds a special place in my heart, they are one of the companies that made me realize that games are awesome and I want them to be a part of my life.
With the holidays rolling around I figured it was time for a very hearty meal. What better meal than the turkey dinner platters found scattered throughout rooms in Wolfenstein. Today I will be showing you two recipes which aren’t too difficult or demanding. There is a lot of time where the turkey will be sitting in the oven and you are just waiting to eat. I will be covering how to make some turkey legs and garlic mashed potatoes!
3 turkey legs (or however many you can get in a pack at your local grocery store)
1 large onion
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp thyme
½ tsp cumin
¼ tsp pepper
14 oz chicken broth
Garlic Mashed Potatoes:
4 oz cream cheese
2 tbsp butter
pepper and salt
Begin by combining the coriander, paprika, cardamom, thyme, cumin, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix until well combined.
Rub the spice mixture on each of the turkey legs. You want to make sure to cover the entire leg in this mixture to get that flavor throughout the whole piece.
Begin to preheat your oven to 350°F. On a stove top, place an oven safe pot over medium-high heat with olive oil. Place the turkey legs in the warmed pot and allow each side of the turkey legs to brown (about 3-5 minutes per side).
Once the turkey legs are browned on all sides, remove from the pot and place on a plate. Keep the pot over the medium-high heat and place additional olive oil if the turkey legs sucked it all up. Take your onion and slice it into thin strips. Place in the pan and allow it to become translucent (about 5 minutes).
When the onions reach the translucent state add the chicken broth to the pot and let it warm up.
Once the chicken broth has warmed up, turn off the heat of the stove top. Place the turkey legs back into the pot. Add the fresh rosemary, sage, and oregano to the pot (scatter it throughout the pot like the picture above). Cover the pot and place into the pre-heated oven for 60 minutes.
While the turkey legs are cooking you can start working on the mashed potatoes. I’d suggest to start boiling the water when the turkey legs have 20 minutes left. Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Remove the skin off the garlic. There is no need to chop them since they will be soft enough to smash once cooked. Place the potatoes and garlic in the boiling water and cook until the potatoes are soft (about 15 minutes).
After the 60 minutes have passed on cooking the turkey legs, open up the oven and flip the legs. Allow them to cook for an additional 15 minutes.
As the turkey legs finish up in the oven and once the potatoes have finished cooking remove from the water with a strainer. Place in a bowl and begin to mash.
When you’ve mashed the potatoes about half way, add the cream cheese and butter. Continue to mash until they are at the consistency you enjoy. Add some pepper for flavor. After the turkey is ready in the oven, serve! For serving, if you want to get the feeling from the game serve with a green vegetable (I decided to go with peas this time around). Enjoy~