Christmas lunch / dinner

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Christmas lunch / dinner

Post by Oscar » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:25 am

With the exception of some of our Kiwi friends, the Blaserbuds first to experience Christmas this year will be the Australian contingent. Depending where you live in the joint, the temps will range from a rather fluid encouraging 35 c to a rather comfortable 21c.

In the Oscar household, Christmas is celebrated with a lunch feast. My contribution is the carnivores side with a combination of hot and cold items. Cold will be the ham, garlic & rosemary stuffed lamb & the turkey. Warm will be the duck, chicken wings and roast potatoes ( cooked in duck fat of course).

However the turkey is being cooked in a rather unique ( well to me) style this year. Instead of roasting, I have gently poached it in a broth ( white wine, celery, onion, garlic, bay leaves & seasoning) for 4 hours. Then is went into the fridge to cool down and dry out. Then it’s back into the oven at 260c for 40/45mins to crisp up. Yes I know Christmas is not normally the time to experiment but why the heck not........as they say in the dog sled community, unless your the lead dog the views always the same...though on reflection, talking about dog’s backsides in a cooking forum probably not the done thing.

Will let you know how it turns out, Christmas gluttony cheers to you :dance:



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Re: Christmas lunch / dinner

Post by Oscar » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:09 am

Well it looks ok and from the sample slice was very moist :dance:
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Re: Christmas lunch / dinner

Post by 9.3x64 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:11 am

Thankyou Oscar, our Christmas day will be celebrated in true Queensland style, sun, seafood and cold beer. I have a fridge full of North Queensland prawns and local oysters. Not to mention plenty of cold beer.
Can't wait...
Merry Christmas to everyone. :text-merryxmas:
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Re: Christmas lunch / dinner

Post by mchughcb » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:19 am

I picked a bad day to start my diet lol!

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Re: Christmas lunch / dinner

Post by Excessexpress » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:29 am

Mmmmmmmm! :clap:

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Re: Christmas lunch / dinner

Post by SPEEDY » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:11 am

I hope it works out as good as it should bu full of flavor.
I went safe this Christmas by doing the desert, bread and butter pudding, 3 extra egg yokes to make the custard darker and creamier and instead of sultanas I use dried cranberries marinated in a mix of Vodka and Scotch.
Good food all round this year it seems :dance:
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