A turkey isn’t just for Christmas says Rod Adlington whose award-winning smoked turkey, BBQ steaks and cooked turkeys are available all year round. And with a new range of high welfare chickens, that’s all your Sunday roasts taken care of too!
We know you for your delicious Christmas turkeys but what else do you do at Adlingtons?
All year round we produce cooked and smoked poultry. We’ve won lots of awards for our smoked turkey, which is smoked over oak and chestnut, so tastes a bit different. Our traditionally cooked turkey gives you delicious turkey breast slices and can be found on the deli counter and in pre-packs.
How do you make your smoked turkey?
We follow a traditional 12-stage smoking process. Where most smoked meats would be sprayed for flavour these days, we use traditional burning wood - organic oak mixed with chestnut which counteracts the bitterness of the wood. The turkey is cooked over the fire for up to five hours, 50 at a time.
What other meat/products are available all year round?
Our Adlington chicken is an exciting development. We use a slow-growing breed that’s fed on a natural diet and is completely free range. Being slow-growing means the meat has a better texture as well as giving the chicken a better life. We feed them on a natural diet of cereals and whole oats straight from the field and this gives the meat a delicious flavour.
We also have turkey steaks which are great for BBQ season. The steaks come in three varieties – plain; ginger, chilli and lemon or pirir piri. They just need a couple of minutes each side and you’ve got a healthy, tasty steak.
How many turkeys do you sell at Christmas?
We sell about 9,000 birds at Christmas. That may sound a lot but in commercial terms, it’s actually quite small. This means we can give our birds the best welfare possible. It also means we can use traditional methods – the turkeys are all game-hung for two weeks, and are hand-plucked and hand-finished. The breeds we sell are also unusual as they are different for each weight category – this means all our birds are allowed to reach their optimum weight and are perfectly formed.
What should Warner’s Budgens customers try next?
Definitely our new Adlington chicken. We’re really excited about this range and proud of its unique credentials. Try it for your next Sunday roast!
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