When we think of Christmas dinner we all immediately think about turkey. But there are so many other options for Christmas dinner. This year I will definitely be cooking a turkey but I am also planning on cooking a second meat. After sitting and looking through the meats that Aldi will have this season I was tempted by so many other meats. Unfortunately the fresh meats are not available until nearer the time but Aldi do have some frozen meat dishes in store that can even be cooked from frozen!
So far I have narrowed it down to the four delicious meats pictured.
- Goose - The fresh British goose from Aldi is free range and from the fields of East Anglia.
- Beef - This Specially Selected beef rib joint is from herds that have been reared in the great outdoors. They have been grass fed and slow grown to give the meat a high level of marbling.
- Venison - From 19th December Aldi will be stocking fresh venison haunch joints. Raised on open pastures of New Zealand this premium lean meat is complimented by a juniper berry jus.
- Lamb - Lamb is often associated with Easter but it is a versatile meat that can be enjoyed all year round including Christmas. This whole leg of lamb will be available from 19th December.
This week I am going to tell you about one of their Specially Selected, hand prepared meat joints. Their 5 Bird Roast is available now in the freezer section and can be cooked from frozen. The hand prepared turkey and duck breast is layered with rich goose, pheasant meat, pork, clementine and cranberry stuffing. It is then wrapped in chicken breast and topped with streaky bacon. It even comes complete with a sachet of a rich cranberry and port glaze.
We all enjoy game meat and looked forward to trying this roast and we were not disappointed. This roast was so easy to cook, simply remove from the freezer and place in the oven. In total it took two and a half hours to cook and glaze. The joint was cooked for 2 hours covered in foil before uncovering and allowing to crisp up and glaze for the final 30 minutes. The meat was deliciously moist and the stuffing complimented the meats perfectly.
The Five Bird Roast is priced at just £8.99 and it a top quality roast. This is one that I will definitely be getting while I can to keep in the freezer!
What are you planning on cooking for Christmas dinner? Will you be serving turkey or going for something else?
Next week I will be telling you all about my top drinks for Christmas from Aldi so keep an eye out for that post!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post