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Turkey and Ham Essentials

Take the stress out of Christmas with my tried and tested turkey and ham recipes!

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Turkey and Ham Essentials

Take the stress out of Christmas with my tried and tested turkey and ham recipes!

Turkey and Ham Essentials | DonalSkehan.com, Take the stress out of Christmas with my tried and tested turkey and ham recipes!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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We’re another week closer to Christmas! The shops are busier, the queues are longer and Santa is making the final checks on his list. Turkey and ham are the centrepiece of most traditional festive feasts but you don’t have to do it the same way every year. I’ve gathered up some new and tried and tested methods for getting things perfect this year.

We’re another week closer to Christmas! The shops are busier, the queues are longer and Santa is making the final checks on his list. Turkey and ham are the centrepiece of most traditional festive feasts but you don’t have to do it the same way every year. I’ve gathered up some new and tried and tested methods for getting things perfect this year.

1. Boned & Rolled Turkey Breast with Cranberry & Sage Stuffing

For an easier to carve option this Christmas day, try this rolled turkey breast, which is stuffed with a sweet and aromatic stuffing. I love the combination of maple, orange, smoked bacon and apple spiked with the cranberries, but you can easily adapt this with your own favourite flavours.

Recipe here.

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1. Boned & Rolled Turkey Breast with Cranberry & Sage Stuffing

For an easier to carve option this Christmas day, try this rolled turkey breast, which is stuffed with a sweet and aromatic stuffing. I love the combination of maple, orange, smoked bacon and apple spiked with the cranberries, but you can easily adapt this with your own favourite flavours.

Recipe here.

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2. Traditional RoastTurkey with Orange & Thyme Butter

Nothing beats bringing a full roast turkey to the table to carve in front of friends and family…Theatrics and taste guaranteed!

Recipe here.

2. Traditional RoastTurkey with Orange & Thyme Butter

Nothing beats bringing a full roast turkey to the table to carve in front of friends and family…Theatrics and taste guaranteed!

Recipe here.

3. Honey & Mustard Glazed Ham

A traditional ham is the perfect choice if you’ve got a full house with lots of people to feed. We always cook ours on Christmas Eve so that it can be enjoyed on its own and then there is plenty leftover for the festive lunch.

Recipe here:

 

 

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3. Honey & Mustard Glazed Ham

A traditional ham is the perfect choice if you’ve got a full house with lots of people to feed. We always cook ours on Christmas Eve so that it can be enjoyed on its own and then there is plenty leftover for the festive lunch.

Recipe here:

 

 

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4. Cola Christmas Ham

Cooked in cola, this Christmas ham is gently spiced with a hint of sweetness. Topped of with a sticky glaze and mustard bark, this will fast become a tradition in your house too!

Recipe here.

4. Cola Christmas Ham

Cooked in cola, this Christmas ham is gently spiced with a hint of sweetness. Topped of with a sticky glaze and mustard bark, this will fast become a tradition in your house too!

Recipe here.

5. Treacle Glazed Sticky Pork Belly

For an alternative to the traditional Christmas ham give this roast pork belly a try. Glazed with a spiced sweet treacle sauce and warm citrus flavours, it’s absolutely delicious!

Recipe here.

 

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5. Treacle Glazed Sticky Pork Belly

For an alternative to the traditional Christmas ham give this roast pork belly a try. Glazed with a spiced sweet treacle sauce and warm citrus flavours, it’s absolutely delicious!

Recipe here.

 

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