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To those who think turkey is dry and bland.

Sorry chaps, but you simply don’t know how to cook it.

Moist, succulent, and a delight to the taste buds.

You have my sympathy.


  1. John Galt says:

    Fair enough then Cats, you smug bugger.

    What is your recipe / cooking method to get tender, juicy turkey?

  2. CountingCats says:

    Don’t over cook it of course.

    I use a sage, apple and cinnamon stuffing as well, but that is incidental.

  3. CountingCats says:

    Smother it with gravy too.

  4. CountingCats says:

    But then, I smother the entire plate with gravy.

  5. CountingCats says:

    You can never have too much gravy.

  6. RAB says:

    My Chef is sharpening her knives on your behalf Cats. Besides I didn’t know you could get a whole one on a Barbie? :-)

  7. CountingCats says:

    Barbie at Christmas?



    Boxing Day is for barbies.

  8. John Galt says:

    Regardless, a dry turkey covered in gravy is still, well a dry turkey covered in gravy…

    Maybe spit-roasting is what makes everything better? :-)

    When it comes to turkey I mean.

  9. RAB says:

    One of my favorite lines from the old Hancock’s Half Hour comedy shows was when his housekeeper Mrs Cravatte makes dinner. Hancock says, while staring at the mess on his plate, to Sid James…

    God she’s a lousy cook! My mother was too, but at least her gravy used to move about a bit…

    So how is this magic gravy made then Cats? From the frequent basting juices and cornflour and onion etc is it? Heaven forfend you use Stock-Cubes??

  10. Mr Ed says:

    I still say turkey, brussels sprouts and salt is enough. Bread and cranberry sauces are wonderful, a free-range pork chipolata yes indeed, but the elemental simplicity is wonderful, with a NZ Pinot Noir (dare I add?).

  11. Bill Sticker says:

    Additional tips; put butter under skin of Turkey breast to prevent drying. Stick to cooking and ‘resting’ times. Make sure bird, if frozen, is fully defrosted.

    That is all.

  12. NickM says:

    It’s still awful Cats.

  13. Lynne says:

    Stuff the turkey. We always have sirloin and Yorkshire pud on Christmas day.

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