Defrosting, Stuffing and Cooking a Turkey

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Defrosting a turkey Make sure you get your turkey early enough so you have enough time to defrost it. Defrost your turkey in the fridge as this allows even, safe defrosting in summer temperatures. Allow it to defrost for 2-3 days before you want to cook it. Place in a dish with sides to catch … Read more

Roast Turkey with Apricot and Orange Stuffing and Cranberry Port Sauce

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Ingredients 1 whole frozen turkey Stuffing: 200g pack dried apricots (chopped) 1 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp grated orange rind 2 onions (finely chopped) 2 Tbsp oil 2 tsp dried thyme 3 cups soft breadcrumbs 1 egg, beaten Sauce: 375g jar whole cranberry sauce 2 spring onions, finely sliced 1/2 cup orange juice 1 Tbsp … Read more

Christmas Food Traditions Around the World

roast duck christmas food

When it comes to Christmas food, traditions are a key part of the celebrations. Sitting down with family and friends and feasting together is a classic way to spend the day. And for many the dishes are steeped in tradition and made with great care and love. My family has always enjoyed wild duck for … Read more

Stuff The Turkey!

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We’ve all probably got our own favourite recipe for turkey stuffing or use mum’s one! My mum’s recipe was traditional, with fresh white breadcrumbs, sautéed onions, and herbs. Today, there are loads more options or additions we can add to a traditional stuffing for variety. Each year we like to try a different combination. Here … Read more

What’s on Your Christmas Menu?

christmas menu

Everyone creates their own traditions at Christmas. In New Zealand we are lucky to have the choice of cooking for a summer or a traditional “winter” Christmas feast. And Christmas is about sharing food together with family and friends. Here are a few Christmas menu suggestions to get you started. Casual Christmas BBQ meats – … Read more

Easter & Christmas Butterflied Lamb Leg

butterfied lamb leg

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook: 30 mins + resting time | Serves 6 | Good source of iron Great for times of the year such as Christmas and Easter when you’re going to have a throng around the dining table, and “leftovers” are brilliant – for example, cold lamb sandwiches for lunch. You can … Read more

Festive Roast Beef

festive roast beef

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook: 26 mins + resting time | Serves 12 | Great source of iron A whole piece of beef always looks spectacular. This is a simple recipe that looks and tastes fabulous, and it could easily be cooked on the BBQ as well. Pair it with your favourite salads or summer … Read more

Storing Your Christmas Ham

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We all love ham at Christmas and want it to last so we can enjoy the experience for as long as possible! However, it’s important your ham is stored correctly to ensure it stays fresh and can be enjoyed for plenty of meals. If you’ve got one of our fabulous hams on order, you should know that they … Read more