Stuff the Turkey

December 22, 2014
Turkey is the nations favourite bird when it comes to the Christmas centrepiece. Saying this, some people do like to try an alternative every now and again as people can find it a bit too dry.
We love a good old traditional Turkey for our Christmas meal here at Vanilla, but we also like to source new ideas and recipes whenever possible to make sure that we have a wide range of menu choices to offer our clients.
We’ve managed to locate some of the tastiest substitutes to Turkey to share with you in case you fancy a bit of a change this Christmas.
Beef Fillet with Horseradish & Prosciutto
You might be thinking “But we have Beef most Sundays”. Not like this you don’t. Wrapping the Beef in the Prosciutto Ham protects the meat resulting in an extremely tender cut of Beef. Well worth trying out. Check out the recipe here.
Goose Stuffed With Parma Ham & Parmesan
Goose is a great replacement for Turkey, especially as it’s reported to be at it’s best in Mid-Winter, whereas Turkey is farmed all year round, like Chicken. It’s lovely surrounding of fat also make for the best Roast Potatoes. Follow Rick Stein’s recipe for a more flavourful Christmas Dinner click here.
Roast Suckling Pig
Go the whole hog and get that celebratory look and feel this Christmas by presenting the table with a beautifully crisp Suckling Pig. With very little preparation needed, this great alternative will serve 8-10 people (based on 1 Suckling Pig weighing 5-6 kilos). Refer to Mark Hix’s recipe to really deliver this Christmas Day here.
Whatever you end up having this Christmas, we hope you have a great day!

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