Turkey is one of the traditional holiday dishes. It is believed that wild turkeys have been turned into home-state residents of Mexico, and in Europe they were first brought Christopher Columbus at the beginning of the XVI century. Traveler thought that turkey – peacock bird family, and named it tuka, that one of the Indian languages means “peacock”. Other sources claim that the name came up turkey for the American Indians, who called bird firkee, and it sounds like a turkey (in English, “turkey”). They also say that the name could come from published turkeys sounds.
Roasted turkey appeared in Europe, not as an everyday dish, but as a festive meal. In the early XX century, it has managed to displace the table Christmas goose, even in conservative England. Since then, the British chefs have created a lot of different recipes for roasting turkey, especially the Christmas table: one turkey stuffed with chestnuts with bacon, others – with rice and tomato, the third – the bread and ham or sausage and oatmeal etc.
In the world every year on Thanksgiving Day is eaten, at least 45 million turkeys at Christmas – 22 million, and at Easter – 19 million turkeys. Turkey meat is very popular in Israel, where it is consumed by the largest amount – one person eats about 14 kilograms per year. In Lithuania, about 40 percent of people eat turkey meat at least once a month. A company Arvi kalakutai since 2004 to make production of more than 3 million turkeys.
Ingredients for preparation Turkey With Prunes:
But classic Christmas turkey is served with cranberry sauce.
- 1 ea turkey
- 1/2 ts ground pepper
- 1 tb salt
- 1/2 kg prunes boneless
- 1 c water
- 4 c cubed apples
- 1 c breadcrumbs
- 2 ts lemon juice
- 1 tb sugar
- 1 ts cinnamon
- Grease a turkey with cinnamon, pepper and salt.
- Soak prunes in water and then cook for 10 minutes.
- Drain the water and combine prunes with cubed apples, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, sugar and stuff the turkey.
- Sew up the hole.
- Bake in a preheated oven on average heat for 3-4 hours.
- Add on a baking sheet water and pour it regularly over the turkey.