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Quick Christmas Turkey

Quick Christmas Turkey

Method

Preparation for turkey 

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • To make the aromatic butter, combine the butter, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl, using a spoon until you create a paste.
  • Remove the spine of the turkey with a sharp knife or scissors. You can use the spine to make a nice stock so do not discard.
  • Turn breast side up and remove the wishbone from the breast. This is done so that you can slice it easier when serving.
  • Press down on the breast with the palms of your hands to give it a butterfly appearance.
  • Carefully loosen the skin from the flesh by sliding your fingers under the skin and creating a pocket.
  • Carefully spread the aromatic butter evenly under the skin and over the turkey breast. Rub any leftover aromatic butter over the skin.
  • At this point, you can refrigerate the turkey for 2-3 hours if needed.
  • Remove the wing tips from the joint with a knife because they usually burn and they don’t really have too much to offer for this recipe.
  • Spread a generous amount of fresh herbs on the bottom of the roasting pan. You want to add as much aroma and flavor to the turkey as possible.
  • Place turkey over aromatics and roast for 2 – 2 ½ hours.
  • When ready, remove from oven and reserve some of the juices to add to the stuffing.

For the stuffing

  • Place a deep pan over high heat and add the butter and olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onions and add them to the pan.
  • Mince the garlic and finely chop the thyme.
  • Add them to the pan and sauté for 15-20 minutes, until the onions caramelize nicely.
  • In the meantime, crush the chestnuts with your hands and add them to the pan.
  • Finley chop the dried apricots, celery and the green apple.
  • Add them to the pan also and mix often.
  • Add the ground sandwich bread and 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Mix until the bread soaks up all of the aromas and becomes crunchy and golden.
  • When ready, add some of the turkey juices. Allow the bread to soak up all of the juices and remove from heat.
  • Serve with turkey.

For the Brussel sprouts

  • Place a pan over heat and let it get hot. Add the butter and olive oil.
  • Chop the Brussel sprouts in half, add them to the pan and sauté until nicely caramelized.
  • Cut the bacon into pieces and add them to the pan.
  • Finely chop the onion and garlic and add them to the pan along with some thyme, salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes until they caramelize. 
  • Add the cognac and honey. Let the alcohol evaporate and serve with the turkey.

For the potatoes

  • Place a pan over heat, let it get hot and add the butter and olive oil.
  • Cut the baby potatoes in half and sauté them in the pan until golden.
  • Chop the head of garlic in half and add it to the pan along with the potatoes.
  • When the potatoes are nice and golden, remove the garlic from the pan and add the lemon juice and cognac.
  • Allow the alcohol to evaporate and serve with the turkey. 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

112
Calories (kcal)
6 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

2.9
Total Fat (g)
4 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

1.1
Saturated Fat (g)
5 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

6.3
Total Carbs (g)
2 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.3
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

14.4
Protein (g)
29 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.0
Fibre (g)
4 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.28
Sodium (g)
5 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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