12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: Alternative turkey recipe for those who want something different

It’s one of the best parts of Christmas Day, but it can also be the most stressful.

Monday, 21st December 2015, 3:49 pm

So to help you make your Christmas dinner perfect, we’ve asked award-winning chef Robert Stordy for some hints and tips.

Today’s video sees Robert providing a recipe for a turkey escalope as an alternative to the traditional full roast dinner. Full recipe below.

If you missed Robert’s tips on how to prepare a turkey, you can find our previous video HERE

For information on how to prepare your vegetables, see HERE


Pan fried turkey escalope, cranberry and port compote - Serves 2


15g sugar

35ml port

15g butter

75g cranberries

2 turkey escalopes, 120g each

Little flour

Oil for frying

Salt and mill pepper


1) Place the sugar, butter in a small pan, heat gently until the sugar starts to colour slightly, add the port and simmer gently until a thin syrup consistency, add the cranberries and poach gently for 1-2 mins, do not overcook or they will go mushy

2) Season and coat the turkey escalopes in the flour, shake off excess and shallow fry in a little hot oil until golden brown on both sides

3) To serve: Place a turkey escalope on to a warmed serving dish, spoon the cranberries on top and drizzle around with the sauce