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||[ Friday, 15 Dec 06 | 16:43 ]
A few weeks ago, around T-day, I was asked if I baked a turkey. I said that I had never seen turkey in the stores here. My friend Rubén said that actually turkey was popular Catalunya around Xmas time.
Sure enough, when I went to Alcampo this week they had signs up for carnes de la temprorada (“seasonal meats”). And there were my pavitos (“little turkeys”). Much smaller that I am used to in the States at around 3 to 4 kg (6 to 9 lbs) and at 2 € a kilo ($1.20 USD a lb). And these were definitely fresh turkeys, not the “fresh” turkeys in the States that are up to several weeks old and have been “slightly” frozen.
Along with the baby turkeys, they also had whole kid goat (cabrito), duck (pato), and suckling pig.
I am thinking that I might just roast a turkey this year.