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Entire Christmas dinner cooked on woodburner.......

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by woodchip, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    I was hoping to do some sort of wood cooking challenge this Christmas......
    I also wanted to cook something differently, and a recipe we saw involved a pheasant breast and chorizo casserole.
    But being me, I didn't want to slavishly follow it, so we substituted the pheasant with a turkey breast!!!!
    Here is the turkey breast with chorizo before cooking:

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    And I remembered to take a picture during carving, with the second shot being the veg, all cooked on the flat top of the wood stove.
    Nice to be able to do Christmas dinner and experiment about a bit, we'll be doing this again!!!!!

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    My wife instantly mentioned the similarity between the carrot/parsnip piles and the wood drying stacks outside.

    Not sure if that was meant as a compliment or exasperation at all the fiddling about I did making it look pretty whilst people were starving after smelling the casserole as they arrived....... ;-)

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Happy Boxing Day.
  3. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Jake!

    Out walking with the family this morning, nice salad to eat this evening after excess eating yesterday.... ;-)
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yummy, that's inspiring. I'm wondering about how long it took and at what stove top temp? What are the cooking details?
  5. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    I knew someone would want the technical stuff!!!!

    I part boiled the potatoes, carrots and parsnips first with a flue pipe temp of 400f (that equates to a stove top of 450 - 500f from my last check).

    The turkey was put on for 1 1/2 hours and the start temp was about 400f on the flue as above, dropping off to 350 after half an hour.

    About one hour into the cooking, I added some stock to ensure there was plenty of liquid in the pot, put on some wood, and the flue pipe went to 450f.

    This was when I put a baking tray with the part boiled veg back on which had been lightly painted with olive oil, turning the veg after 1/4 of an hour to get some colour both sides.

    A small area at the front of the stove was all I had keft for cooking on and a small pot of water was boiled here, and some brussels sprouts were put in and boiled for 5 minutes, and added into the veg when arranging before serving.

    It was a little bit fiddly, but it did add something to the day, and I would never hesitate to try it again. Certainly created a talking point here!!!!

    Can't wait to try turkey and chorizo again, I love Spanish food, and the few thin slices of chorizo added something to the turkey, and changed the style of the meal completely... :)
  6. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Pretty neat Woodchip...I have yet to cook a whole meal on top of the 30.
    Love the carrot/parsnip piles....very cute.. :)

    Happy Boxing day!
  7. Fifi

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    Yummmy why did I look at that when I'm stuck at work and waiting for lunch time to arrive.....droool

    Fifi

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