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Turkey time!

Ok so getting ready to order our turkey for t-giving. We've ordered the last 2 years turkeys and wondered what people are finding for prices this year- Tried Migros @120chf for 5kg and Farmy for a free range (nice) bird for 135chf for 4-5kg.

Already found cranberries @Migros and Globus so set there. Canned pumpkin from IHerb and Globus. Getting there....
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Old 05.11.2017, 13:15
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Ok so getting ready to order our turkey for t-giving. We've ordered the last 2 years turkeys and wondered what people are finding for prices this year- Tried Migros @120chf for 5kg and Farmy for a free range (nice) bird for 135chf for 4-5kg.

Already found cranberries @Migros and Globus so set there. Canned pumpkin from IHerb and Globus. Getting there....
There are a couple of places near the Schlachthof where you can order a turkey at a better place than Migros et al. Carmelo's is one, but I can't remember the name of the other place.
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Re: Turkey time!

usually 20 euros in Kaufland in Waldshutt for 5KG

Yesterday they still had some - last year they sold out quickly.

French Turkeys (frozen)
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Old 05.11.2017, 13:49
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Re: Turkey time!

5kg turkey?

Sounds more like a large chicken.

I generally shoot for 10-12kg.

(I have fit a 14kg one in the oven, but the 16kg one I was once offered seemed a tad too large for my oven here)

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Old 05.11.2017, 13:51
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usually 20 euros in Kaufland in Waldshutt for 5KG
Plus CHF 68 in duty, unless you have five people with you.

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Old 05.11.2017, 14:01
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Re: Turkey time!

Look for Migros frozen ones - much cheaper than their fresh. I get my 2.8k (just two of us so don't need a big one) for about 30-35 francs. Their 6.2k is 86 francs.
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Re: Turkey time!

I found cranberries in the Dietlikon coop last week. I have 4 packs resting in my freezer and a few pumpkins in the cellar.

As for the turkey, with just the two of us, a chicken is enough. Although if I could get my hands on a nice turkey breast, it could be turkey mole for Christmas.
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Re: Turkey time!

Wasn't sure where else to put this question but I was curious what other US expats have experienced in Switzerland - personally, Turkey tastes much gamier here than what I ate in the US. Whether that is down to the mass production and steroids etc. in the US or simply my taste buds changing but wondering if I am alone in this
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Re: Turkey time!

What do you consider mass production? I've cooked four or five turkeys here and the taste was always quite good. Gamey never came to mind. They were all fresh, locally produced though. The most recent one came from Farmy I think.

As far as traditional side dishes, finding fresh cranberries is not always easy. And I like the Yukon Gold type potatoes, but have not found a European equivalent. Jucker Farm in Seegršben had the more American style pumpkins this year for pies and such though.

Overall, oven size has been the biggest obstacle.


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Old 22.11.2018, 18:07
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Overall, oven size has been the biggest obstacle.
I've managed to fit a 14kg turkey in ours.

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Re: Turkey time!

For those in the Basel area, there is a local farm that raises the juiciest and tastiest bird I’ve had. Through a local food importer, they hand deliver to your door, slaughtered same day or the day before. (You will have to get your kitchen tweezers out.)

http://www.sealike.ch

Perhaps they deliver outside Basel, worth a try. Happy turkey tag!
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Re: Turkey time!

Would LOVE to have an oven issue this year...

I was promised a 7 to 8kg Turkey by a specialist butcher.... and he has just provide me with a 4.9kg bird.... and we are having 16 people for Thanksgiving!!!

Thanksgiving can definitely be a challenge here in Zurich...

I still love it here in Zurich.... but a 4.9kg bird when promised (and ordering) a 7 to 8kg bird makes Thanksgiving more of a challenge this year....

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Re: Turkey time!

Need a second turkey? Aldi have them from Thursday, 3.8k for 39.90.
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Re: Turkey time!

We just did 8.7kg, fresh from Migros, in Zollikerberg, 17 people and still have leftovers!

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Aldi have them from Thursday, 3.8k for 39.90.
That's a chicken, NOT a Turkey!

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Re: Turkey time!

i just ordered a small turkey, 4-5 kg from these guys near Winterthur

https://www.hofmorf.ch/trutenfleisch/trutenfleisch.html

Itís about chf 15/kilo.

I donít know if itís too late to order from them, I just found this Sunday night, but if youíre around Winterthur it might be worth checking. They sell all sorts of turkey and poultry, I think. Iíll get my turkey on 24 Dec, so weíll see.
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Re: Turkey time!

This place is right behind our village. We had a 13kg one from them a couple years back...was farm fresh for the cost of frozen.


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Old 12.12.2018, 13:22
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Re: Turkey time!

Has anyone checked Farmy?

Aldi is still selling turkey breast 1 kg - 13 chf.
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i just ordered a small turkey, 4-5 kg from these guys near Winterthur

https://www.hofmorf.ch/trutenfleisch/trutenfleisch.html

Itís about chf 15/kilo.

I donít know if itís too late to order from them, I just found this Sunday night, but if youíre around Winterthur it might be worth checking. They sell all sorts of turkey and poultry, I think. Iíll get my turkey on 24 Dec, so weíll see.
We had a fresh (and very tasty and juicy) 8.7kg Turkey last Saturday, 15/kg from the local Migros.

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Old 12.12.2018, 18:26
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Re: Turkey time!

Ordered a 6.5kg Turkey from Migros in Lenzburg on a Wednesday, picked it up on Friday morning. 15CHFs/kg. Brined it overnight, then roasted it in my gas grill (indirect heat) at 150 for about 3.5 hours with wood chips for flavor. Was perfect!
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