Thanksgiving turkey with cranberry sauce

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Thanksgiving turkey with yummy vegetables

Ingredients for 6 to 8 people:


50 g of dried cranberries

2 tbsp brandy

250 g rolls from the previous day

250 ml of milk

2 eggs

Salt, black pepper from the mill

some freshly grated nutmeg

1 onion

1 tbsp butter

2 tablespoons of dried black trumpet mushrooms

250 g of veal sausage

5 tablespoons cream

40 g of pistachios

80 g cooked ham, diced

80 g of corn kernels

1 tbsp finely chopped thyme leaves

freshly grated nutmeg

1 msp. of grated untreated lemon and orange peel

Chili salt

1 baby turkey / baby turkey of approx. 3 kg


Cranberry sauce:

2 glasses of cranberry compote (about 640 g)

250 ml of red wine

100 ml port

2-3 tbsp red wine reduction

2-3 slices of ginger

1 piece of cinnamon shavings

1 spike star anise

1 pinch of chilli flakes

2 strips each of untreated orange and lemon peel

1 tbsp cornstarch (about 10g)


Mashed sweet potatoes:

6 big sweet potatoes (about 2 kg)


160 g of cream


black pepper from the mill

freshly grated nutmeg

80 g brown butter


Corn Vegetables:

800 g of pre-cooked, drained corn (canned)

50 ml vegetable broth

1 clove of garlic in slices

a little bit of cinnamon


1 pinch of chilli flakes mild

3-4 tbsp brown butter

2-3 tablespoons freshly cut parsley

1 tbsp freshly cut mint and coriander greens each



For the abundance, put the cranberries in brandy.

Cut the rolls into 1 cm cubes. Boil the milk, stir in the eggs, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix loosely with the bread. Peel the onion, cut into small cubes, fry in a pan in the butter in a mild heat, mix with the white bread and let cool.


Boil the mushrooms with water once, let them stand for a few minutes, drain, let cool and cut small. Mix the veal with the cream. Stir in mushrooms, pistachios, ham, corn and soaked cranberries. Season with thyme, nutmeg, orange and lemon zest, chili salt and pepper.


Chop off the wings of the turkey up to 2 to 3 cm and place with the back up on the work surface. Cut along one side of the spine, removing the meat from the carcass and the clubs and wings from the joints. Trigger the other side as well, with the knife along the inside of the sternum, without injuring the skin, and remove the triggered carcass. From the clubs trigger the femur and trigger the wing bone.


Season the turkey inside with chili salt and pepper, spread the filling in the middle on the turkey, fold the meat over it, overlapping the ends. Pin in length with roulade needles. Turn the turkey on its back, bring it to its original shape and tie the clubs together with kitchen yarn.


Preheat the oven to 150 ° C. Slide a grate on the 2nd rail from below and below a drip tray. Cook the turkey in the oven on the grill for 2 hours. Increase the temperature to 200 ° C and fry the turkey for 1 hour until crispy brown. Remove roulade needles and kitchen yarn and slice the turkey.


Cranberry sauce:

Drain the cranberries on a sieve and collect the juice (about 400 ml). Boil the red wine and the port in a saucepan and simmer to a third. Add the cranberry juice with ginger, cinnamon chips, star anise, chilli flakes, orange and lemon peel, heat and leave for a few minutes. Stir the cornstarch in a little cold water, gradually add to the cranberry sauce until it is creamy. Simmer briefly, set aside and stir in the drained cranberries.

Mashed sweet potatoes:

Wash the sweet potatoes, cook in salted water for about 45 minutes, drain, peel hot and squeeze into a saucepan with a potato squeezer. Add the cream, warm gently and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. At the end refine with the brown butter.

Corn Vegetables:

Warm the corn with the broth in a pan, add the garlic and season with cinnamon, salt and chilli flakes. Add a little brown butter and stir in the fresh herbs.

To serve:

Arrange the turkey slices on warm plates, arrange vegetables and sweet potato mash alongside and add the cranberry ragout separately.

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