Turkey Top 10s – Tips for Cooking Turkey & Boxing Day Sandwich Recipes
Guest Blog from Kathryn – Selby, Tadcaster and Goole (STAG) Mumbler
Some people find cooking a turkey super stressful, and extra stress is one thing none of us need this year. We’ve suggested some top turkey tips that we hope will come in handy.
1. Don’t have a turkey! – try a different meat. We could never sacrifice it at STAG HQ, but we hear from many families who go for an alternative.
2. Don’t get one so big – yes, we know how great it is to bring out the giant turkey on the Christmas family heirloom plate, but think about how much meat is often leftover, so downsize!
3. Plan ahead – make sure you allow enough time if your turkey needs to defrost, to ensure it reaches room temperature before placing in the oven.
4. Thermometer – many people get anxious that their turkey isn’t cooked through. The purchase of a meat thermometer should help take that stress away.
5. Tin size – make sure you have a tin big enough to hold it.
6. Oven size – make sure you have room in your oven for everything. We made the mistake of trying to be organised and ensuring the turkey fit in the oven, and it did, beautifully. What never crossed our mind was where all the other blumming veg was going to go!
7. Let it rest – take the cooked turkey out and let it rest with some foil over it while you’re finishing off the rest of the veg.
8. Bed of veg – Sit your turkey on a layer of root vegetables, they caramelise beautifully and will make for some super tasty gravy.
9. Write it down – write all your timings, what time things will go in the oven, temperatures and when they need taking out.
10. Leftovers – when you’ve finished and it’s cooled, pop any leftovers straight in the fridge or you could end up eating turkey that’s been left out in a warm house for hours.
Finally, don’t forget Mumblers, if all ends in disaster, it’s really not the end of the world, it’s just a piece of meat and it’s really not what Christmas is all about!
Top 10 Ultimate Boxing Day Turkey Sandwiches
I am struggling to write this without slavering all over my laptop, but I do love a blumming good turkey sandwich. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite turkey sandwich inspirations.
🥪Max’s Christmas Leftover Sandwich Max Halley owns the most amazing sandwich shop in London and his sandwiches are like nothing you have ever tasted. Sandwich Recipe featured in Olive Magazine
🥪Turkey, Brie, Bacon, and Cranberry Sandwich Crispy bacon and creamy brie, how good does that sound!? Recipe by Woman’s Day Kitchen, featured in Countryliving.com.
🥪Ultimate Christmas Leftover Sandwich This delicious toastie style sandwich makes great use of the leftover cheeseboard and gravy. Recipe featured in Delicious Magazine.
🥪Turkey Sandwich With Cream Cheese and Bacon This yummy recipe features walnut bread, cream cheese and bacon. Recipe featured on realsimple.com.
🥪Turkey and Pesto Panini A lovey Italian twist for this sandwich featuring turkey, pesto, avocado and Swiss cheese. Recipe featured on realsimple.com.
🥪Turkey-cobb Sandwich This sandwich features an alternative to sliced bread or rolls and consists of pitta bread, blue cheese, red onion, avocado and tomato. Recipe featured on Countryliving.com.
🥪Buffalo Turkey Sandwich For those Mumblers who like a little extra heat, then this heat filled alternative features spicy buffalo sauce and blue cheese. Recipe featured on Countryliving.com.
🥪Ham, Turkey, and Bacon Croissant Melts Looking for a yummy breakfast alternative? Then this sandwich looks great. It features ham, cheese, turkey and bacon crammed into a warm croissant. Recipe featured on eatcakefordinner.com
🥪Vegan Christmas Feast Sandwich Looking for a vegan alternative? No problem, this one features grated carrots, beetroot and stuffing. Recipe featured on tinnedtomatoes.com.
🥪Quorn Vegetarian Roast Turkey Sandwich Recipe with Brie If you’re having a veggie roast this year, this meat alternative features yummy sourdough, mustard and brie. Recipe featured on quorn.co.uk
Thanks so much to our guest blogger Kathryn. If you have family or friends in Selby, Tadcaster and Goole be sure to let them know about the STAG Mumbler website.