Our Special Three Bird Roast!
Not All Three Bird Roasts Are Created The Same!
Three Bird Roasts are a stunning centrepiece, easily carved, ridiculously delicious - and with an enormous Wow factor for your family or friends.
Fantastic alternative to cooking a whole Turkey
Godfreys Three Bird Roast are a fantastic succulent and delicious alternative to cooking a whole Turkey.
Easy to cook, easy to carve, deliciously moreish to eat - with no waste!
In the Grand Tradition
Created by the Tudors and made popular by the Victorians.
This festive indulgence - also known as the Royal Roast - is a true culinary luxurious feast and spectacle
First recorded in the Tudor period
The concept known as engastrination - or engastration - which means stuffing one de-boned bird inside another - was first recorded in the Tudor period when the Court of Henry VIII enjoyed versions containing several birds which were roasted and then encased in a Pie - to avoid the fire-cooked meat from drying out
Gracing the table
More modest versions were made popular at Victorian Christmas dinners such as Yorkshire Pie - a giant pastry case filled with a Turkey, stuffed with a Goose, a Fowl, a Duck and a Pigeon - gracing the table
Historically popular across the pond
Also historically popular across the pond - especially at Thanksgiving time - and known as Turducken (derived from Turkey, Duck and Chicken - since you ask)
Now a Christmas Classic once again - we craft them in two sizes - each with a different recipe
However not all Three Bird Roasts are created the same!
Sadly many of the supermarkets and less scrupulous suppliers have recognised the Three Birds Roasts popularity and started to wave their magic wands in order to meet their precious price points and/or increase their profits - at the expense of quality and taste
Paraded as the real thing
At the bottom of the pile is the Three Bird Roast prepared from utilitarian, probably imported, non-Free Range Turkeys stuffed with pieces of pre-cut Chicken with just a few cut pieces of the more expensive Game birds tucked inside and filled up with low grade stuffings - before finally being put into a net to help keep some form of shape - and then paraded as the real thing.
Three Bird Sausage Roast
These really should be called the Three Bird Sausage Roasts - not a Three Whole Bird Roast
We then move on to Free Range Turkeys stuffed with lots of pre-cut Chicken pieces and stuffing - and very little Game bird - that is so essential to a true Three Bird Roast experience.
And so it goes on.
Not necessarily the best parts of the whole bird
Some supermarkets have even resorted to calling their Three Bird Roasts Ballotines - which is fine - as long you are not expecting to find three completely unadulterated, Free Range, expertly boned whole Birds which are hand stuffed into each other whilst being each individually layered with stuffing - so that the sum of the parts cook to a greater harmonious whole.
A Ballotine just needs to be pieces of pre-cut meat not necessarily from the best parts of the whole bird - or even the same bird - and stuffing - which is then forced into a sack, and tied up with string to reform some sort of shape
Hand prepared Premium Quality Free Range Geese, Duck and Pheasant
At Godfreys in our Free Range Three Bird Roasts we don’t use cheaper Turkey or Chicken to pad out the Roast.
We only use hand prepared Premium Quality Free Range Geese, Duck and two Pheasants - expertly boned whole - then skillfully inserted whole into one another and whilst doing so - individually dressed with luxurious stuffing and then beautifully presented - looking like what a whole Three bird Roast should look like - with the exquisite taste, melting texture and resulting big Wow appeal.
A proper Three Bird Roast cannot be mass-produced
Incredibly time consuming, it takes a highly experienced Master Butcher at least twenty-five minutes simply to debone and assemble one Three Bird Roast
We don’t “engineer” our Three Bird Roasts to a size - or a price - only to a perfectly delicious epitome of what a real Free Range Three Bird Roast should taste and look like.
Juices run through the whole Roast
Our Three Bird Roasts are hand cut and expertly made - with each Bird helping to cook the next one inside with the juices running through the whole Roast to yield that most celebratory and grand of Festive experiences that you and your friends or family will never forget - nor stop talking about!
The two sizes we craft are:
Godfreys Free Range Whole 3 Bird Roast
A whole plump Free Range Goose, stuffed with a whole juicy Capon, which in turn is stuffed with a whole rich, game Pheasant - and all layered with a rich, luscious, fruity Apricot and Sage, Pine Nut and Premium Quality Pork Sausage Meat Stuffing.
Wonderful crispy skin on top and with no bones - makes the Three Bird Roast very easy to carve at the table.
Absolute luxurious celebratory indulgence
An absolute luxurious celebratory indulgence, whose magnificent flavours merge and mingle, to provide an exceptional fabulous tasting roast - which is both sensational hot or cold.
Godfreys Free Range Mini Three Bird Roast
However, for some customers having smaller gatherings, the original Godfreys 5kg luxurious and indulgent Three Bird Roast may be a little too much of a good thing.
So we have listened and have crafted our Free Range Mini Three Bird Roast - although weighing in at 3kg - it’s hardly what you would call small! - leaving the tantalising possibility of luscious Leftovers - that are to dream of - hot or cold
Perfect for the smaller gathering
So here it is - the luxurious Christmas Free Range Three Bird Mini Roast that’s perfect for the smaller gathering
Which is to die for
A whole plump Free Range Duck, stuffed with a juicy whole Guinea Fowl, which in turn is stuffed with a two whole rich game Partridges - and all layered with a luscious, fruity Orange, Sultana, Prune, Cranberry and Premium Quality Pork Sausage Meat Stuffing - which is to die for.
Wonderful crispy skin on top and with no bones - makes this Mini Three Bird Roast very easy to carve at the table
Bags of taste - no carving - and no waste No short cuts here - three Whole Free Range Game birds - each sumptuous in their own right – but brought together for a real Wow factor - with bags of taste – no carving - and no waste.
A luxurious celebratory indulgence
An absolute luxurious celebratory indulgence, whose magnificent flavours merge and mingle, to provide an exceptional fabulous tasting roast - which is both sensational hot or served cold with seasonal Chutneys or Salad.
Can only dream of
For the dinner host, they are a showstopper on a scale many can only dream of, whilst for the foodies, they provide a flavour profile to which a simple Goose or Turkey can never come close.
A limited amount
Unfortunately we can only hand make a limited amount of our Free Range Three Bird Roasts so please ensure you place your order as early as possible to avoid being disappointed.
The full Christmas range together with Godfreys Three Bird Roasts is now live at www.godfreys.co under the Christmas Tab - so now you to have lots of time to select what you would like to make your Christmas delicious, memorable and Perfect.
Give it a Click!
So why not give it a Click - and experience a whole new way to enjoy Christmas with Godfreys Free Range Premium Meats and Poultry by ordering from the comfort of your own home - or workplace - at a time that is convenient to you
We do the rest - be it if you would prefer delivery direct to your door Nationwide - or at our Click and Collect Points in Highbury or Finsbury Park. - so avoiding the need to join the traditional Christmas queue
Whatever your choice - please accept our Best Wishes that you enjoy a very Merry Christmas - as much as possible in the circumstances - and hopefully a Happier New Year!
Free Range Duck, Partridge and Guinea Fowl with a rich, luscious, fruity Stuffing
Available from 23d November
Free Range Goose,Capon and Pheasant with a rich, luscious, fruity Stuffing
Available from 23rd November