This is the time of the year where you can find turkey of all sizes and types in supermarkets:

- whole turkey, small, medium, large and extra large

- turkey crowns- turkeys with legs removed, to save space in oven and freezer

- turkey joints- whole pieces of breast meat off the bone

I was looking for a ready roast small size turkey at Tesco, Sainsbury's and ASDA but I cannot find any. I am not going to roast one even though there are so many uncooked one at the supermarket since roasting a turkey will take at least 3 to 4 hours and calculating the amount of gas ( kitchen's oven is a gas oven ) used is not worth it at all and gas is expensive in UK.

Then I found this :

When opened up, it looks this big - 700g at 99p which is less than RM 7. It is an extra huge drumstick. I know it is cheap because ang-moh love breast and not thigh. Actually most Chinese love thigh meat better since thigh meat are much tender than breast meat.
It was so huge that I needed to debone it which is quite easy, or else it will not fit into those bachelor's cooking pot here. Then I season it with whatever seasonings I can find in that bachelor's kitchen, organic honey, soy sauce, salt, left over mulled wine boiled with clementines( those small red oranges), big onion, extra virgin oil, hot chilli powder, pepper . Easy , just dump everything into the pot with potatoes of course, and cook for half an hour.Then take out from pot and grill in oven for 20 minutes. That's it, done.
Then cook a packet of roast turkey gravy with the stock and pour over the grilled turkey. Delicious and yummy.
For soup, boil water, put in one chicken stock ( haha, brought from Sarawak) then dump in those fresh mushroom ( 50p for a big packet since it is in season now), carrots( 29p for a big bag too and very cheap and fresh here) beans, broccoli and cauliflower.
Then put these mini rolls in oven and grill with the turkey
Behold another meal for the day. Hohoho..with turkey drumstick as star of the dinner.

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    Aleckii said...

    WAAA! Turkey! I'll be shopping for one whole turkey too this week. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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