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How to Carve a Whole Turkey

As we’re starting to get towards the festive Christmas season – you might be thinking about getting your Christmas food order sorted. One of the crowning jewels of the Christmas Dinner is a beautifully carved and cooked Turkey. But as this year might be slightly different to normal; you might be having smaller gatherings and less of a party. As a result, you might have more Turkey to go around on Christmas day.

Therefore, we thought we’d write a quick guide on how to carve a Turkey. We can help you make the most out of your festive meat this year.

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How to Properly Carve a Turkey

If you have a whole cooked turkey, you’ll first need to cut off any string that is around the joint. A string is often used on turkey to make sure it stays in shape whilst cooking.

Once all the string has been removed, you’ll then want to remove the legs and thighs from the joint. You’ll need a very sharp knife to cut through the part between the breast and the legs or thighs. A good tip here is to push down on the legs and thighs before you pull it out to make sure it comes free cleanly from the turkey breast.

After this, you’ll want to remove the drumsticks. These are the lower part of the leg found below the knee joint. Again, you’ll want to use a knife to cut through the part between the drumsticks and the main part of the Turkey.

At this stage, it’s always a good idea to start removing the wishbone. This is found at the front of the joint, and once this is removed it will make it easier to cut out the breasts cleanly in the next stage.

To remove the breast meat you’ll need to find the breastbone and cut as close as you can down the edge. This part should come off all in one piece. You should then be able to slice this part of the meat into neatly carved pieces to serve up for Christmas dinner.

Who fights over the dark meat, the stuffing and the wishbone is your choice! We may even write a blog about what to do with all the bones!

Have you Ordered Your Christmas Turkey this Year?

As this year might be slightly different; you might be looking for a turkey to be delivered to your home this year.

That’s why this year, we’re pleased to be able to offer a delivery service where we can deliver high-quality Christmas Turkeys and other Christmas food such as Pigs in Blankets and Gammon. Our delivery service is available to people living in; Eastbourne, Bexhill, Cooden, Battle, Hastings, Polegate, Hailsham, and all the villages in between.

If you have any questions about the high-quality produce we provide, please get in touch with us.

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