That’s a nice bird… weighing in at 7kg, this turkey was the perfect size for our annual International-American Thanksgiving dinner. As usual, Nikki pre-ordered the turkey from Robertson’s British Deli . You can conveniently order online, chose which location you want for pick up or have it delivered for a small fee. It is painless experience for a fresh, whole turkey! Following her Dad’s tried-and-true turkey roasting instructions including giving the turkey a nice cold bath, drying with paper towels, and then rubbing the skin with oil, garlic, and herbs, the turkey was delicious! But what Nikki enjoys most with her turkey is the cranberry sauce.
Every year, she make it from scratch, with whole, fresh cranberries. This year was no exception, but it was NOT an easy feat locating fresh cranberries in Praha. Trying the farmer’s market, four local potraviny’s, Billa in Dejvicka (where she has bought them before), success didn’t come easy. By the week of Thanksgiving, TESCO was our only hope, and lucky for Nikki they came to the rescue and to her front door via online delivery! Now you know, we do our best to feature local, market finds on this blog, but finding whole, fresh cranberries in Praha was cause enough for celebration this week.
Another holiday favorite are Deviled Eggs. The secret in Granny’s recipe is adding just a pinch of sugar to the salty, mustard-yoke filling. And sprinkled with paprika for color, the plate looks as beautiful as these eggs taste!
Now amongst the usual bread stuffing, homemade rolls and the roasted or mashed potatoes, there is always a green bean casserole at our Thanksgiving table. Made with cream of mushroom soup and french fried onions, the traditional recipe is not friendly for gluten free friends. So last year, Allison found a version of this traditional dish that was easily modified to be both gluten free and oh so yummy!
We at the Prague Basket are thankful this year for friendship, family, and of course, food… especially this week as many traditional and family recipes were shared at our tables.
A few of our 2012 Thanksgiving Recipes: