2011年12月28日水曜日

unintentional good fortune

I'm the only Fukase who eats more than about 100 grams of meat at a sitting. So I wasn't planning on doing the big turkey dinner. I bought a small chicken and was going to fill the rest of the baking tray with vegetables.

Then I was wandering around a supermarket across town Christmas Eve afternoon and

WHAT??

A fair dinkum all-imported, brined, all American turkey.

Whole.

Huge.

Defrosted.

No postage fees at all.

And who else was going to buy it really? It would be wasteful NOT to buy it.

And so there was a very last minute very drastic change to Christmas Dinner.

The turkey was so big there was no room for many veggies and I had to make stuffing in the oven toaster.

The turkey was so big it took an age to cook and dinner was quite late.

The turkey was so big we ate leftovers for three more days.

The turkey was so big noone (even me!) was interested in looking at meat anymore. What to do with the poor little forgotten chook for roasting?

And that's when I found this:


I really can't recommend this recipe more. Not only does it taste FABULOUS, is juicy and fragrant and yummy and light (just what you need after Christmas!) but it also only takes 10 minutes to cook.

You read that right- 10 minutes!! (just what you need after Christmas!)

Ok, so there is 1 hour salting time and about 5 hours cooling time but actual hands-on cooking time is really only 10 minutes.

Go on try it- it's worth all 10 minutes of your time!


1 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

Right on for finding that turkey! I bet it turned out delicious.

And I think that drunken chicken recipe sounds delicious too. I went over and had a look at the recipe. I love ginger. And the salt and pepper rub, that chicken must have been so flavorful and like you said it takes barely no time at all. Yumm-o!