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Roast Turkey

Roast Turkey

Roast turkey is a traditional part of the British Christmas meal. At the British Embassy in Japan, it took 1 week to thaw the turkey and 3 hours to cook.

Ingredients

Turkey (with liver)
1 bird (5 kg)
Onion
1
Peeled chestnuts
120 g
Sausage meat
400 g
Egg
1
Panko
40 g
Fresh parsley
to taste
Thyme
to taste
Sage
to taste
Sliced bacon
5 slices
Vegetable oil
as needed
Garlic
5 cloves
Potatoes
5
Parsnip
2 sticks
Brussels sprouts
20
Gravy
Plain flour
4 teaspoons
Vegetable stock
700 ml
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberries
320 g
Oranges
2
Castor Sugar
160 g
Port wine
4 tablespoons

Steps

1. Mince the onion and the liver. Boil the chestnuts for 15 minutes and roughly chop.
2. 200 g of sausage meat will be used for the stuffing, the remaining meat will be wrapped in bacon.
3. Cut the vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a shallow pot and cook the onion. When the onion is tender, add the liver and cook for 3-4 minutes. Let cool.
5. Combine Step 4 with the sausage meat, chestnuts, panko, egg, and herbs.
6. Stuff Step 5 into the neck of the turkey. Use a string to tie it closed and season with salt and pepper.
7. Place Step 6, the potatoes, and the garlic on a heat-resistant dish. Drizzle with vegetable oil and place into an 180°C oven.
8. Once the potatoes have cooked, remove them and continue cooking the turkey for another 2 hours.
9. Boil the parsnip and brussels sprouts so that they are still slightly hard.
10. Grill the sausage meat bacon wraps and the vegetables in a frying pan.
11. Once the turkey has finished baking, remove the excess oil and combine with the flour and stock to make the gravy.
12. [Cranberry Sauce] Grate the orange peel and squeeze out the juice. Place the other ingredients into a pot and simmer on low heat for 7-8 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

The British Embassy in Japan is hosting a campaign called "Food is GREAT: A Taste of Britain" for people to experience British cooking firsthand. There is more information on Facebook.
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