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  1. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Christmas, (for those who partake), is nowhere near upon us in my head but talk of ordering a Bird has begun.

    Questions are :-
    Which bird, Goose or Turkey.
    Do you buy a Crown, full bird or rolled breast ?
     
  2. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Big chicken.
     
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  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Turkey breast
     
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  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    None of the above we have beef and pork. 2 years ago we had ribs

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  5. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Four bird roast is decent.
     
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  6. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Prefer chicken, but everyone else wants turkey.
    Fortunately I get the turkey direct and best quality.
     
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  7. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Is that Beef short rib?
     
  8. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    If Turkey was that good we would be eating it all year.
     
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  9. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    It's supposed to be a treat!
    Or is it because it's massive and there's more folk about
     
  10. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No idea but it was lovely...
     
  11. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    It makes crackin gravy.
    OX cheek does too. Dark, sticky and rich.

    Christmas gravy last year took me a day to make and nearly cost as much as the meal lol
    It was fit though. Best gravy ever.
     
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  12. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    Fish and chips for us Yorkies
     
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  13. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Give over. Even you lot are permitted to have a change at Crimbo
     
  14. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    Lol , turkey crown for us pal
     
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  15. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber

    I could forward you some pics the way we celebrate Christmas if that's helps
     
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  16. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    That is a good argument against Turkey!
    It is supposed to be very healthy food, but I hate it.
     
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  17. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Recipe?
     
  18. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Why what's different where you are?
    I suspect you are German but may be well off the track with that?
     
  19. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    What do you hate about it? is it just taste?
     
  20. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    What for?
    Xmas Gravy
    Ox Cheek Gravy.
    Beef short rib gravy
     
  21. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Goose is the nicer meat IMO. A great way to cook it is to stick it in a low barbecue outside and use the oven for the trimmings. Discovered this by accident many years ago when we ended up on Xmas eve with a bird that was way too big to go in the oven. I was about to start taking pieces off with a hacksaw to make it fit when an in-law pointed out that the local garage was both open and flogging off barbecues left over from the summer at half price.

    Anyway, this may be completely obvious/standard for people who do a lot of cooking, but I thought it was a really nifty solution.
     
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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
  22. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Xmas gravy.
     
  23. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Problems I hate about Turkeys is they run too fast, so are hard to catch, plus make far too much noise. It is no fun trying not to wake the farmer. ;)
     
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  24. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Watch this Muppet do what he does but leave out the star anise if you want my opinion.

    Add it to the turkey/meat juice like he said then a bit of gravy browning and a sneaky teaspoon of marmite, whether you like it or not.
     
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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
  25. helpsy

    helpsy Plumber

    Also has some naturally occuring substance in it that makes you sleepy after eating it.
     
  26. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Seriously? That must be why I tend to have to fight falling asleep later on Christmas afternoon.
    I blame the excess food and the wine, but that doesn't effect me as much at other times of year.
     
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  27. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    As long as it’s not the relatives you’re fighting or the relatives that make you sleepy.
     
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  28. marvoni

    marvoni Active Member

    Just procured a 3 kilo turkey. I cooked last years turkey in the weber braai (not sure of the UK name, pic below) and it was outstanding, the turkey was the first meat to run out so I'm doing the same again this year.
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  29. marvoni

    marvoni Active Member

    Thought I'd let you know the turkey was epic...succulent, juicy and tasty. 3 kilos of bird was demolished in a single family sitting.
     
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  30. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    How long did it take ?
     
  31. marvoni

    marvoni Active Member

    Slow cooked for 3 hours.

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  32. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Looks spot on
     
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  33. Pete E

    Pete E New Member

    3Kg is fairly small for a whole turkey? Never tried to do one on the BBQ as don't have the confidence to get the temps right, but in the past. I have cooked a chicken by burying in the ground with hot coals/stones and that came out really good as well...

    This year a farmer friend offered to get me a turkey for Xmas..Knowing the guy I did not hold me breath...Went up to the farm to collect it and it weighed 44lb oven ready! I politely declined it and went out and bought a 2.5Kg crown instead...
     
  34. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber

    44lb!?

    I, on the other hand, missed the Turkey bonanza altogether this year. Actually now I think about it, that makes at least four years running that my Christmas meal has been meat-free. Unless you count the mince pies I make that have both suet and lard in them.

    Plus sides are good food and good company with my (vegetarian) friends.
    Minus sides are no turkey, no leftover turkey, no turkey broth, no frozen turkey, and no way of annoying militant vegetarians. EDIT militant vegetarians can always be annoyed another time.
     
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  35. Pete E

    Pete E New Member

    Yep, 44lb apparently... he bought it at an auction at a local cattle market....Now I did not weigh it but it looked like an escapee from an ostrich farm to me...
     
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