During winter in China, families will start the process of curing, salting and smoking meat for the year ahead. Fish, various types and cuts of meat and poultry are cured to waxy sheen using this process. The best time to buy lap cheong and wax meats are during Chinese Chinese New Year as winter is dry and perfect condition to cure it.
A Christmas party is never complete without roast turkey. We stuffed ours with aromatics and roasted it with herb butter spread under the skin, keeping it moist and full of flavour. Paired with the savoury yet sweet tasting stuffing made from Italian sausages, apples and sage.
We made the choice of using simple tomato sauce to compliment the chorizo sausage that we got for this – which was rather delish. If you are to try, BE VERY DELICATE with the ravioli, and that when cooking them the do not break, so as to keep the meaty taste within these happy pouches. (We broke a couple and those were rather diluted, sadly)