Synonymous with Christmas, and Thanksgiving in its native America, the turkey is often symbolic of celebratory meals and feasts, and was even considered a culinary delicacy up until the 1800s.
In this delicious collection of turkey recipes, Dominic Chapman provides the ultimate recipe for the main event, with his roast turkey recipe, served with all the trimmings. We also have some tasty recipes for all those delicious leftovers. For an easy breakfast or brunch, there's Graham Campbell's bubble and squeak recipe, or for a quick snack, why not try Alyn Williams' Boxing Day turkey toastie.
Christmas aside, turkey meat lends itself equally well to stews, burgers, sausages, and salads all year round. Turkey can serve as a healthier alternative to many other meats, with turkey mince replacing the fattier cuts of beef and lamb in certain dishes, such as in Marcello Tully's turkey burger recipe, or Andy Waters' turkey meatballs. Bring a sense of fun and adventure to your table with this recipe for Roasted turkey legs with root vegetable mash that looks like a snowy mountain scene.
Also an effective substitute for chicken, Graham Campbell uses turkey meat in his beautiful ballotine recipe, while Adam Gray pairs with Stilton and caramelised onion in his turkey tart.