URGENT: TURDUCKEN NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!
- Jcesar4 Nov 20, 2002 11:56 AM
please help...anyone know where I can get a turducken in the Boston area for Thanksgiving?????
Gosh I can't imagine where you could find one assembled and ready for the oven... I'll be interested to see if you can. Even tempted to run out and get one myself!
You might consider asking on the Southern board. I bet you could order one and have it fed-exed. I have a pal who's a chef in New Orleans who prepares one every Thanksgiving. If you're feeling ambitious and would like the recipe I'm sure he'd be glad to pass it along.
Those of us who have been in your shoes and live outside Louisiana or other places like Pensacola with large cajun populations have our turduckens shipped frozen from one of the cajun butchers down thataway.
We've gotten two turduckens from an outfit called Gourmet Butcher Block, 420 Realty Drive, Gretna, La. (just across the river from New Orleans, in a nondescript shopping center). Phone: 504.392.5700. (They also have a location across the causeway in Mandeville.)
They offer a wide range of stuffed meat products. If celebrity endorsements matter to anyone, these are the same folks who used to prepare John Madden's 8-legged turkey. Madden gives them a nice mention in his tailgate cookbook. And you know John Madden likes to eat!
For wine with your turducken, try a spicy Gewurtz or Viognier in the whites, or a hearty Zin for a red.
Finally, I have heard stories of a South African variation called an osturducken, which is a turducken stuffed inside an ostrich. Can anyone confirm or deny? Ostrich meat is damn good, and this would certainly turn a show-stopper into a veritable mind-blower.
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