The Christmas Roasts have arrived. Up first Turkey
Our Christmas roasts aren't fancy looking like the ones you'll see in major supermarkets... but ours are a great base so you can make it yours, make it special and make it exactly how you want it to be.
Need some inspiration? Let's start with the 'turkey'
Roast the 'turkey' with a generous amount of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage for a classic and aromatic flavour.
Speaking of herbs? Why not go for a za'atar 'Turkey' with charred aubergone mash. Very Ottolenghi!
Maple Glazed Roast... it doesn't have to be 'Gammon!'
Roast the 'turkey' with a sweet and savoury (and simple) maple glaze for a caramelised, sticky crust.
Bacon-Wrapped... like a giant pigless blanket:
Why not combine the maple and bacon? Use it to stick the bacon strips on before roasting to add a smoky, savory layer to the turkey.
Another Ottolenghi inspired idea - tangy and sweet pomegranate molasses for a festive and vibrant flavour. Why not finish it with a sprinkling of mint and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Cranberry and Orange-Glazed:
Mix Mrs Darlingtons port and cranberry sauce with fresh orange juice and zest for a fresh flavour.
Cajun-Style Roast Turkey:
Rub the turkey with a Cajun spice blend, Peri Peri or any spice blend you like for a spicy crust.
There's lots of ways you can take this simple roast and make it your own. What are you making? Tag us and let us know Instagram, Facebook or Twitter? X? What is it these days? You know where we mean.