Saturday, December 21, 2013

Turducken Arrival


To celebrate the holiday this year, the Urban Foodie has decided to host a Turducken feast on Boxing Day!

To get everyone up to speed, a Turducken is a deboned turkey (except for the legs and wings) stuffed with duck, chicken, and stuffing.  This particular Turducken, ordered from the Costco.ca website and sourced from Canadian company Echelon Foods, also has spicy Italian sausage in the mix!  When cut correctly, a serving yields a cross section of all the delicious components.

The ordering of this $124.99 behemoth was easy and pain free.  The order was placed on the 17th of December and a UPS shipping confirmation was received the same night for overnight delivery from Vancouver to Toronto. It was sitting on the front porch the evening of the 18th. Fantastic for an estimated delivery window of 3-7 days especially over the holidays!


Inside the cardboard box was a styrofoam container containing dry ice and the beloved Turducken. 

First impression?  

Honestly, it looked pretty dinky.  

The first inclination was to check to see how heavy this bird was but it was surprising that it didn't have any indication of how much it weighed - crucial prep info!  A huge miss on the company's part...

Regardless, figured out the Turducken weighs 10 pounds. It's heavier than the minimum advertised size of 8.8 pounds but this is supposed to feed up to 15 hungry people???  I hope so... I mean it is deboned right?

Stay tuned...