In Malaysia, Christmas is widely celebrated too. It may be pretty weird to see Santa Claus and artificial snowflakes when the temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius. Nevertheless, we love the spirit of Christmas and celebrate the joyous occasion with loved ones. The Christmas dinner menu ranges from Italian pasta, Indian curries with rice and noodles or the classic western dish like roasted turkey. In fact, turkeys are increasingly popular lately and are therefore in great demand.
For this recipe, I created a brine made up of some spices and herbs commonly used in Malaysian cuisine. They not only provide an amazing taste but also deliver a wonderful aroma to the dish. The accompanying sauce to complement the roasted turkey is the black pepper sauce. It serves to enhance the taste of the tender and succulent meat of the turkey.
To make the dish more beautiful, I added some colourful vegetables which are grilled with a bit of olive oil, salt and a dash of pepper. Although the preparation is time consuming, it is definitely well worth the effort.