Friday, November 27, 2009

We forgot to eat the stuffing

roasted turkey

It took a cleaver and a mallet to cut through the bones of our 13-pound heritage turkey yesterday, but we managed to finish most of the half  that we roasted with white sweet potatoes, yams and dried apricots. With only one drumstick, though, I ended up eating the white meat, which was juicy and flavorful.

I seasoned the bird with salt, cinnamon, allspice, cumin and Aleppo red pepper. I put the apricots in right away and they burned, so next time they'll go in with the boiled potatoes after an hour or so. And the sausage-apple stuffing, which I bought at Abma's Farm, was on a rack below the big enamelware pot with the turkey, and I completely forgot about it until we finished our meal.

We started the meal with lobster bisque from Costco after I found a container of it in the freezer. It was a delicious meal, with a few glasses of new beaujolais wine, and my wife and son didn't have room for the pumpkin pie. I had a few slices of Spanish fig cake, cheese and almonds a few hours later.

See earlier post: "Our half-turkey Thanksgiving"
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  1. Sounds like quite a meal. I happened to catch a deal at Food Basics in Paterson on Friday - 3 - 15 pound Shady Brook Farm turkeys for $2 each. I don't know if it was an error or just a method for the store to empty their freezer cases of the birds. I have one defrosting in the basement fridge and I think I will season it the way you did.

  2. I've been wanting to go over to Food Basics, and check out the prices. I'll be in Paterson this week and will try to do so. $2 for a turkey? Quite a buy.


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