Last week I told you about the first course of my special dinner party and promised you the main course this week.
It was supposed to be slow roasted leg of lamb marinated in various goodies but, as we were snowed in I had to resort to the freezer.
I had a turkey crown left over from Christmas so out it came.
Firstly, here is the table decorated with my teal napkins and glass goblets with nightlights in them. This was a different occasion but it gives you the idea but it is laid for 4 not 6.
Firstly spread butter all over the turkey UNDER the skin. This is very easy if you push your fingers gently underneath.
Dust with salt & pepper, add some root vegs & chopped onions to the dish with some white wine, cover with foil and cook in a moderate oven for 20 minutes per lb. plus 20 minutes over. Remove foil to brown the bird 30 minutes before finishing time.
Remove from heat and keep warm.
Gravy : Remove any excess fat from dish and the vegetables. Add flour to thicken and a stock cube if wanted. Mash the cooked veg as fine as possible and return to the gravy and simmer until the gravy is thick enough. Strain through a sieve and keep warm.
Presentation is important and here is the finished plate -
Succulent slices of turkey with stuffing, sausage and pancetta. Vegetables are broccoli, mange tout carrots, and parsnips cut into squares and baby roast potatoes.
That’s made me hungry now!
Cannot forget the all important glass of wine – my favourite – Hardy’s Crest .
Next week Dessert!
Beverley has asked us to mention other bloggers we have visited and last week I visited Susie at - http://1stfloorflat.blogspot.com/
She is a remarkable artist and obviously loves blogging as she has 7 yes SEVEN!
Well worth a visit.