November 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner, 2010

Aya planned and we prepared a full-course Thanksgiving dinner for eight, a week after the official date.
The menu. It is supposed to be "smoked pork jowl", not "smored", obviously.

Stuffing the oregano pesto down inside the turkey, between the skin and meat.

Injecting stock into the meat.

While there are no good photos of the roast bird on the table,
the meat was full of flavour and juicy.
The pesto saturated the whole thing with aromatic intensity.
A selection of some of the appetizers.
  • Sautéed Pork With Apple
  • Octopus Tentacles
  • Chèvre And Dried Persimmon Spring Rolls
  • Smoked Pork Jowls
  • Egg Nog Pudding Spice Cake With Cranberries
  • Pear Tart In Roast Nut Pastry With Chocolate
  • Missing, Presumed Devoured: Pumpkin Cream Roll Cake
The wines, many of which came from our generous guests, included:

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