Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Very Hot Wellington Christmas!

Once a year, Christmas is the time we catch up with close friends and traditionally we always try to roast a turkey :)

There was one year I even broke my own record by roasting TWO birds!

This year due to different circumstances, I decided not to spend hours preparing the bird. But... but... what is Xmas without turkey? Hee hee... My Plan 2...

Please don't laugh... on the label it say "A WHOLE boneless turkey roast handcrafted with cranberry stuffing yada, yada..."

A whole rolled 1.8kg of easy beesy turkey roast PLUS oven proof tray for NZ $39.95! Deal!

The packed bird roll is, of course; frozen.  So if you are as lazy as me, please make sure you let the bird THAW in the fridge for 24-48 hours before cooking.

The not very appetising thawed turkey just before it went into a pre-heated oven.  It took 95 minutes in our fan forced oven at 165C.

I also boiled some new season baby Perlas potatoes, these little gems only come around once a year!  Yes, you can eat the skin! It is full of vitamins and minerals :) I usually do not fancy potatoes, but I never miss Perlas!

Once the turkey is baked for 95 minutes and the skin go a golden brown, take it out of the hot oven; cover with foil and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. This is very important for a moist meat.

 Our Xmas dinner, the surprisingly YUMMY packed turkey with stuffing; baby beetroots,  cucumber salad with oranges and the Perlas potatoes tossed with butter and mint.

And did I tell you the temperature was sweltering? It is so hot and humid, like Malaysia!  Heck, look at the thermometer!

That is inside our living room!

We are all melting!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you :)

 Christmas should be like this! Ho ho ho...

1 comment:

heather said...

Yum!! Looks so yummy! What a good idea.A turkey like that in it`s own foil roasting dish would be better that the real Mc Coy.
Iv`e never heard of Perla potatoes. Will have to look out for them this xmas.