i cooked the turkey yesterday

23 Nov

london 10.10am monday 2015 5.7C sun and clouds

i was worried the turkey might not last and start to go bad if i wait till tuesday when simon was going to cook it for a friend who was arriving that day. i first bought it about a week ago and it has been thawing in the fridge all this time.

there is a lot of water in that bird.over the week the water has leaked out slowly as it thaws, and i have to empty it periodically as it fills the large plate below that turkey.

 i read the info on the pack about it and it says they have put added water in it. i think to give that frozen turkey a rounded look,make it look like it is succulent  so full to bursting maybe. i suppose looks- wise it looks good rather than the deflated looking bird i got when it fully thawed. though i wish they don’t add water. it has a slimy feel to it that water. there is a chemical in there that binds the water and allows it to cling to the bird.

luckily i decided to cut up the bird instead of roast it whole. it is so i can use a portion for roasting (my halogen oven is quite small, also cutting it in pieces means less cooking time) and the rest for stewing in soya sauce.  it is lucky i did because i found inside the cavity a long neck, and a plastic bag of offal. there was gizzard (only a small part when i would have liked all of it as gizzard is delicious); and liver, no heart though. haha. i put them all inside the stew.

i think most people who want to roast it whole might forget to take those out before putting it in the oven.

normally the bird costs £9, but a lot of it is water and offal, that long neck must weigh a bit. so i am not sure it is such a bargain. and it takes a lot of cooking. all in all, i think a chicken is still best. but of course if i can get it free, or much reduced like £1 or £2 for the fresh bird,( bound to happen once the holiday season is over) it will be worth it.

 added 2.11pm i came back from the library and had lunch of some of the soya sauce turkey. it is much nicer than i expected. the cinnamon sticks that i added to it really does make a difference. the herbal flavour is very nice, reminds me of my mother’s cooking. there is a lot of it, so i will put some of it in my freezer for future meals.

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3 Responses to “i cooked the turkey yesterday”

  1. Garfield Hug Monday November 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    Sounds yummy!! Glad you cooked it first as it might go bad indeed!

    • alifesgayventure Monday November 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

      yes i am glad i cooked it. to leave it for more than a week is too risky i think. my friend will just have to make do with the pre cooked turkey haha. he is very easy going about these things so he wont mind.

      • Garfield Hug Monday November 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

        Yes. Must not waste it. Glad your friend us easy going. Hope your friend loves it the way Asians like us enjoy it 😉

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