Yup, we did it! Me messed up! Well, not the food, that turned out great, but we did mess up the quantities! We forgot to weight them and write everything down. I guess we were quite enthusiastic and hungry. As I’ve mentioned in other food posts, we don’t really follow any recipe, for us cooking is more about buying whatever we like and combining them, so no Masterchef experience here. We like to call it instinctive cooking.
Every since we started this blog we ended up in the kitchen a lot more often and we always try and measure everything and write down all the details. Well, this time we forgot all about these little details (read: we were extremely hungry!), however, considering the fact that D loves taking photos, we didn’t forget about that! Basically this post is written following the photos we took, so if you’re going to want to try and recreate this recipe, it’s going to be a bit more complicated. Here it goes!
What we bought:
- 1 turkey breast (I’m actually amazed we only bought one-guess we’re getting used to cooking just for the two of us)
- 2 broccoli heads
- 2 red onions
- A bunch of new potatoes (maybe about 500gr, but we overdid it in this departement, so you should buy less)
- 3 coloured bell-peppers (they looked great both in the pics and in the food, however, we only used about half of each)
- 2 garlic cloves
- One chunk of red cheddar (about a cup grated)
- One chunk of gouda (again, about a cup grated)
- 2 eggs (for the home-made mayonnaise)
- Mustard (about a teaspoon, again for the mayo)
- Olive oil (another mayo ingredient)
- Jamie Oliver’s BBQ seasoning
- Ground curry (add to taste)
- Butter (for the tray)
- Some oven-baked bread (to make the breadcrumbs for the crust-we bought some ready made bruschetta)
Well, that’s about it. Here goes writing the steps following the pics… I hope I won’t forget anything!
- We started by using the hand blender on the baked bread to make breadcrumbs. I have no idea why we started with this, as you’ll need the breadcrumbs right at the end, before putting everything into the oven.
- Preheat the oven at 205 degrees C. I think this one is the actual logical first step.
- Wash all the vegetables, grate the cheese and cut the meat into approximately equal pieces.
- Make the mayo or buy it ready-made, but I prefer to make it myself:
- put two yolks into a bowl
- Add one tsp of mustard
- 1/2 lemon juice
- Mix slowly adding oil until you have as much may as you need, in this case, about a cup
- Butter the tray you’re going to use. We suggest a teflon one as the vegetables taste best baked in that type of tray.
- Add a lot of seasoning to the mayo. I think D must’ve ground for about 15 minutes – you should just try and find some sort of BBQ seasoning that is already ground.
- Add all the cheese and half of the sliced garlic into the mayo and mix it really good.
- Put the broccoli, potatoes, bell peppers, sliced onions and the remaining garlic slices into a bowl, mix them up evenly and add half of the cheese-mayo mix over them. Mix them all together until the mayo is distributed equally over the vegetables.
- Pour all the mayo-vegetables into the tray.
- Arrange the turkey pieces nicely over the vegetables. Prior to this step (I know i’d screw up some steps with this ‘following pics’ method) you should cover the turkey with curry and seasoning.
- After you’ve arranged them on the tray, cover them with the remaining mayo-garlic-cheese and add the breadcrumbs allover the tray.
- Put it into the oven and 45 minutes later you’re going to end up with the best oven cooked turkey and vegetables you’ve ever had!
We ended up with about 6 servings, so as per usual you should divide all the numbers on the nutritional info by six. We actually are very proud that we didn’t end up with at least ten servings!
Hope you’ll enjoy it and not find it too complicated to follow the recipe! Yes, we know we messed up, but the food was great!