Turkey, is a beautiful, smart creature and I have to admit pretty tasty, as well. But all that prep and all that time for a turkey dinner is not fun. As a young woman, who loves hosting big family get togethers, at some point especially during the holidays I’ll have to cook one. It was 13 pounds heavy. So, I did a practice run this weekend in honour of my mom coming home from a month long vacation.
I looked all over the internet for video recipes and which one is the easiest for me to follow along, too. This turkey recipe video is easy and not as much prep as I thought it would take. It also has a little bit of time for a gravy recipe for a turkey.
The wine that paired well with the turkey and side dishes was The Tragically Hip Grand Reserve Red produced by Stoney Ridge Estates Winery.
Since, I’m not the biggest fan of red, I had to some extra research on to find a red that suits the taste of turkey. I found a great article that not only helps you find a wine that is right for a turkey but helps find a wine for different kinds of turkeys, i.e fried, baked or dry turkeys.
The Tragically Hip Grand Reserve Red is a dry wine with undertones of star anise, toffee and clove spice but has top notes of plum and blueberries which gives it a tart sweetness. With the undertones it also went great with my sweet potato side dish.
*Try the recipe and pairing at home and let me know what you think in the comments below*
P.s the feature photo is of the turkey I made, it’s my third attempt and it turned out great!