insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 110

FOOD+DRINK THE PERFECT Christmas Turkey ROASTED TURKEY WITH SPICED CRANBERRY, APPLE AND SAGE STUFFING Serves 10 brush the turkey generously with rapeseed oil and season with sea salt and black pepper and cover with foil. • 5kg free-range Golden Turkey • 4 tbsp rapeseed oil • Sea salt and black pepper Spiced Cranberry, Apple and Sage Stuffing • 50g butter • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped • 1/2 tsp mixed spice • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped • 200g fresh breadcrumbs • 2 eating apples • 250g cranberries • 50g dried apple, cut into small pieces • 2 tbsp fresh sage leaves, chopped • 750g sausage meat • 2 tbsp chopped parsley • Grated zest of a small orange • 1 large egg, beaten • 8 rashers rindless streaky bacon • Sea salt and black pepper Method: 1. Preheat oven to 230°C/Gas Mark 8. 2. Remove turkey giblets and reserve. 3. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan, Win 4. Place the prepared turkey in the pre-heated oven and cook at this temperature for the first 30 minutes. Then, lower the oven temperature to 180°C/Gas Mark 4 and cook for approximately 30 minutes per kilo, basting every hour. 5. To prepare the stuffing, heat the butter and rapeseed oil until the butter has melted. Add the onion and mixed spice, fry gently until well softened but not browned. Stir in the garlic and breadcrumbs and season well with sea salt and black pepper. Remove from the heat and place in a bowl, leave to cool. 9. When the turkey is approximately 35 minutes before the end of cooking, remove the foil, drain off any of the excess fat and cook for a further 35 minutes or until golden brown. 6. Peel the apples, cut into quarters, remove the core and cut into small cubes. Mix the cubed apples, cranberries, dried apple, sage, sausage meat, parsley and orange zest with the onion mixture, season well with sea salt and black pepper using clean hands and then mix in the beaten egg. The mixture should be quite firm, with wet hands, mould the stuffing into balls the size of a golf ball or make a stuffing cake. 10. Transfer the turkey to a platter and cover loosely with foil and leave to rest for 20-30 minutes. 11. Serve the turkey carved with stuffing balls or stuffing cake and warm homemade turkey gravy. 7. Place the stuffing balls on a greased baking sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. A GOLDEN TURKEY FOR CHRISTMAS This month, insideKENT has teamed up with The Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a golden turkey in time for Christmas. You won’t find Golden Turkeys in your local supermarket; they are only available direct from the farms, farm shops, and at selected quality butchers. All of the turkeys are supported by the Golden Turkey Quality Assurance Guarantee, which immediately gives the consumer a guarantee that 110 8. To make the stuffing cake, take a 18-20cm spring form cake tin and grease with a little rapeseed oil. Arrange the bacon slices in the tin, leaving a 5cm strip on the base, then lay them up around the sides, let the excess hang over the edge. Carefully fill the tin with the stuffing mixture, making sure it is level on top. Fold the bacon over the top of the stuffing, gathering and twisting the ends loosely over the centre. Place the tin on a baking sheet to catch any juices that escape, then bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is golden. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Before you turn out onto a serving plate, place some poached cranberries on top for decoration, cut into wedges and serve. they are purchasing a genuine Golden Turkey. The Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association (TFTA) is a group of 40 independent family-run farms across the UK supplying fresh traditional turkeys specifically for Christmas. Four members are located in Kent: Cottage Farm Turkeys, Hollin Root Farm, John Howe Turkeys and Appledore Turkeys. Find your local stockist at and look out for the Golden Turkey Guarantee. For your chance to win… Visit and answer the following question: How many Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association members are located in Kent? a) 3 b) 4 c) 5 To double your chances to win, head over to Twitter and tweet: #WIN a delicious Golden Turkey for #Christmas! Follow @insideKENT and @GoldenTurkeys and RT to enter – good luck!