These drumsticks are speckled with lemon peel, freshly ground pepper and garlic for a delicious flavor that is perfect for Spring. Throw that lemon garlic salt out (usually loaded with MSG) and taste the real flavor of lemon and garlic!
Drumsticks are a frugal meat cut, so it’s easy on the budget and it’s a quick main dish too. It takes just a few minutes to throw the marinade together, and then it’s just a matter of sticking it in the oven. A simple and nourishing dish that is really very nice.
Lemon Garlic Drumsticks
Serves 3 (two drumsticks per person)
I’ve skipped the marinading time before and they are still wonderful without it. But they do have a more full flavor if you marinade longer. I’ve brought these twice on a picnic, and they were delicious cold too!
6 drumsticks (about two pounds)
2 teaspoons dry mustard
3 large garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
Lots of freshly ground pepper
Zest of one large organic lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
Juice of about half of the lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1: Combine marinade ingredients and mix well. Rinse and drip dry drumsticks. In a large ziploc or bowl place drumsticks and pour over marinade. Mix to combine well. Place in refrigerator, covered and marinade for a 2-12 hours.
2-When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place drumsticks in a small casserole dish and bake for about 45 to 55 minutes, or until done. The juices should run clear when pierced with a knife.