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Top Turkey Tips

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Now, it’s not a traditional British Christmas without a turkey and it’s actually not as tricky to cook as most people think. So here are some top turkey tips to make sure your Christmas dinner goes smoothly.

Rolled and Boned Joint

You can cook a whole turkey but it is quicker and much cheaper to use a rolled and boned joint. In the  International Christmas video, we used a rolled and boned turkey breast joint.

  1. Slice a few carrots and place them in the bottom of the roasting tray then sit the turkey joint on top (this veg can be used for the gravy later on).
  2. Next you need to get this turkey ready for the oven and that means some serious seasoning. Take some salt, pepper and herbs – thyme is great for flavour.  Give it a good sprinkling and rub it in to the meat. For even better flavour, coat the turkey with oil and rub it all over.
  3. Now, get that bird in the oven!  Have a look at the packaging; it should tell you the recommended cooking time based on the weight of the bird.

Turkey Crown From Frozen

Plan the defrosting stages carefully. The larger the turkey the further in advance you will need to remove from the  freezer and place in fridge.

Have a look at the British Turkey Defrosting Calculator to help you work out how long it will take to defrost your turkey. You can also use the Roasting Calculator to help you calculate cooking time. Remember it’s just a guide because all ovens vary so keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t overcook!

Is It Ready Yet?

To check if your turkey is cooked right through, pierce the thickest part of the chest of the crown with a fine skewer. If the meat juices run clear (no traces of pink at all), you are good to go!

Bradford Student Shopping Guide – where we went!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

We followed Jay around some really great places to grab great grub in the Bradford area, so why not visit them for yourself and pick up some great bargains? No need to worry about starving or living on beans on toast for the rest of the year…

Here’s our list:

Blue Cheese Steak Sandwich

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Here’s the recipe from the Haggle Challenge video – it sounded pretty good! Becky and Steph managed to the the ingredients for a right bargain – see if you can do as good as them when you go shopping! Oh, and here’s a tip: for extra punch, spread some chutney over the steaks before adding the cheese – adds extra sauciness!


Serves: 1
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

• 2 thin fillet steaks
• Big fat bread roll/baguette/ciabatta
• 50g blue cheese
• Oil
• 1 onion, thinly sliced
• Lettuce, tomato and any other salad ingredients

1. Preheat the grill to high. Brush the steaks with a little oil, season and put on a baking tray. Grill for 4 mins, turning once, until cooked to your liking.
2. Heat some oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion slices for a good 5-7 mins or until softened.
3. Divide the blue cheese between the steaks. Grill for 30 seconds until the cheese is bubbling and golden. Set steaks aside to rest for 2 mins.
4. Meanwhile, prepare a nice side salad to go with your sandwich. You might want to also toast your bread of choice…then serve your steak inside to make a sandwich and enjoy with your healthy salad!