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Old Dec 18th 2013, 10:15 am
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Default Single best accompaniament to turkey

We always have turkey on 25th and jolly nice roast potatoes, usually with honey-glazed roast parsnips, mashed swede, sprouts (often with bacon), extra stuffing and various other odds n sods.

Suggestions for one other accompaniament?
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
We always have turkey on 25th and jolly nice roast potatoes, usually with honey-glazed roast parsnips, mashed swede, sprouts (often with bacon), extra stuffing and various other odds n sods.

Suggestions for one other accompaniament?
Braised red cabbage with a Port reduction , orange , juniper and cinnamon .

A side dish that would loosen the knickers off a supermodel !

Maybe even throw a bit of Star Anise in there and go the full monty
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Old Dec 18th 2013, 10:32 am
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Default Re: Single best accompaniament to turkey

Lots of alcohol - after all, turkey is such a dry and tasteless meat, give me a good ham any day of the week.
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these looked lovely on telly
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/ch..._carrots_90489

and going to have a bash at this for afters
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/sp...ake_with_47262
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Default Re: Single best accompaniament to turkey

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
We always have turkey on 25th and jolly nice roast potatoes, usually with honey-glazed roast parsnips, mashed swede, sprouts (often with bacon), extra stuffing and various other odds n sods.

Suggestions for one other accompaniament?
Rennie. Chilled in the fridge.
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Default Re: Single best accompaniament to turkey

Homemade port and cranberry sauce and my homemade (chestnut, mushroom & herb) stuffing. Anything from a packet is an abomination. Also pigs in blankets.

Turkey shouldn't be dry and tasteless if you get a decent one and prepare and cook it properly. Too many people buy cheap frozen ones and then wonder why they are tasteless.
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Bread Sauce, yumm! Hate cloves so always leave them out and add another bayleaf instead. If the turkey's dry (and I know it shouldn't be) this helps soooo much.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/t...ead-sauce.html
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Rennie. Chilled in the fridge.
Amen brother.
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Single best accompaniament to turkey is a slab of medium rare beef or goose (as its xmas!)

I hate turkey!
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Has to be pigs in blankets. Also redcurrant sauce.

Can't wait. It is so worth it.
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Gravy. You’ve got to smother the whole lot in nice, rich gravy surely.
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More bacon and sausages. Xmas dinners only redeeming feature is the roasted pork products, proper roasted spuds aren't bad either though
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And the Roasties have to be cooked in Goose fat..........
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Old Dec 19th 2013, 8:43 am
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Default Re: Single best accompaniament to turkey

Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
Goose is the traditional English bird at Christmas and is so much tastier. That and a nicely done gammon with mashed swede and bacon plus the usual roast spuds and Yorkshire pudding makes for a nice Christmas meal.

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Totally agree, but would drop the swede and add brussels.
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