Contest! President’s Choice invites Canadians to celebrate and discover new foods this holiday season

Under its new rallying cry of CRAVE MORE™, the President’s Choice® brand is encouraging Canadians to discover and savour global cuisine this holiday season. A recent survey found that two out of three Canadians enjoy dishes that feature a fusion of flavours from different cuisines*. To help bring international flavours to Canadian kitchens, the President’s Choice® brand engaged top chefs and foodies from across the country to create globally-inspired twists on one of the most traditional holiday foods, the turkey.

The chefs were given complete creative liberty when creating their recipes; their only instruction was to use PC® Free From® Whole Turkey as a base. With this mandate, each chef created exotic dishes that allow consumers to experience global cuisine over the holidays without leaving their home.

“As a chef who has spent much of my career abroad, I appreciate how President’s Choice has brought world flavours to Canadian tables through their authentic products,” says Rob Bragagnolo, executive chef, Marben Restaurant. “I am constantly inspired by Canada’s diverse culinary landscape as well as international cuisines, so it was easy and fun to create a global twist on one of Canada’s most beloved holiday dishes.”

For the holidays, BC-based Chef Dino Renaerts has teamed up with President’s Choice to create foodie-inspired turkey recipes that play to Vancouver’s strong culinary culture. Why not consider a Turkey Sous-Vide for the holidays: easier than one may think, a sous-vide turkey has the advantage of staying moist, but most importantly, it can be prepared a week in advance, helping ensure less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family. (A bake-alternative method is also included in the recipe). As for the day-after, turkey leftovers can be enjoyed with a tasty Turkey Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding served with roasted mini sweet potatoes.


Turkey Sous-Vide

Created by Chef Dino Renaerts


1 (7-9 kg) PC® Free From Air-Chilled Whole Turkey
2 cups white wine
¼ cup PC® Dijon mustard
2 tbsp PC® black label Lucques olive oil
1 pkg PC® Thyme
1 pkg PC® Sage
1 PC® Organic onion, julienned
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
3 shallots, diced
To taste PC® sea salt
To taste PC® Telicherry Peppercorns
¼ lb unsalted butter
1 pkg PC® Free From Prosciutto
To taste PC® Holiday Sauce – Cranberry with Port Wine


1. Mix PC® Dijon mustard, white wine and PC® black label Lucques olive oil together in a bowl. Add julienned onion, garlic and mix together. Season generously with sea salt and cracked pepper and set aside.

2. Debone the turkey leg: split the leg to separate the drumstick from the thigh. Bone-out thighs and set meat aside in refrigerator. Drumstick and bones can be reserved to roast to make stock and soup separately.

3. Trim remaining PC® Free From Air-Chilled Whole Turkey to make a turkey crown: chop the back bone so as to leave the carcass rounded with breasts still attached.

4. In a deep dish or a large re-sealable freezer bag, add dijon marinade, de-boned turkey thigh meat and turkey crown. Refrigerate and marinate overnight.

5. When ready, remove from refrigerator, discard marinade and pat dry.

6. Assembly of turkey thigh roulade: in a pan on medium heat, melt 3 tbsp. of butter, and sauté diced shallots until translucent and just starting to brown. Set these aside to cool. Lay two slices of PC® Free From Prosciutto on a clean work surface. Lay turkey thigh meat in a single layer on top, season generously with salt and pepper, and add a sprinkling of chopped PC® Thyme and PC® Sage. Roll thigh meat into a tight roll – prosciutto should be on outside of roll. Tie with butchers twine and place in vacuum seal bag.


To Sous Vide

1. You will need an immersion circulator and vacuum sealer.

2. Vacuum seal turkey thigh roulades. Cut the turkey breast from the marinated turkey crown to remove from bone and place in vacuum pack, seal.

3. Prepare circulator with water, and preheat circulator to 150 F. Place vacuum sealed turkey (thighs and breast) into the water bath. Cook breasts for 2 hours and thighs for 2.5 hours.

4. Carefully remove vacuum packs and place into an ice bath (a bowl filled with cold water and ice cubes). Do not open the vacuum packs: once chilled, turkey can be kept in refrigerator for up to a week.

5. When ready to serve, remove breasts and thighs from vacuum bags, pat dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

6. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and add the turkey pieces, searing skin side down, until skin is crispy and golden. Remove from skillet and place on a baking sheet with a drip rack. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes, until warm all the way through.

7. Carve and serve with PC® Cranberry with Port Wine Holiday Sauce, and home-made gravy.

Alternative Preparation: Bake

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.

2. Place turkey crown into roasting rack with a drip tray. Rub room-temperature butter over turkey skin and season with salt and pepper. Place the prosciutto wrapped thighs on drip tray also.

3. Brown turkey and thighs for 15-20 minutes or until skin is golden. Reduce temperature to 350 F and cook turkey until it reaches an internal temperature of 150 C (using a meat thermometer), about 1-1.5 hours. Remove from oven and cover with foil and a dish towel let rest for half an hour before carving. The internal temperature of the turkey will keep rising while it rests.

4. Carve and serve with PC® Cranberry with Port Wine Holiday Sauce, and home-made gravy.


We have partnered up with PC to give away a $75 President’s Choice gift card so you can try Chef Dino Renaerts turkey recipe.

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James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

74 responses

  1. jemrah says:


  2. Lisa Bouch says:


  3. Larker says:

    I enjoy the turkey and stuffing

  4. Susanne Scheper says:


  5. bcgirll says:

    turkey stuffing

  6. cindylee says:

    my favorite is all of it, Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, veggies, cassarols, desserts

  7. Jay Nelson says:

    I love the sweet potato and apricot dish made by my mom.

  8. Arjun Rudra says:

    pumpkin pie

  9. Jan says:

    turkey and stuffing

  10. Glogirl3 says:

    My favourite holiday dish is stuffing!

  11. Maggie Cheung says:

    shortbread cookies!

  12. Scott Podwinski says:

    A nice Beer infused turkey is the best!

  13. Sandra R. Troche says:

    The Turkey!

  14. Sandra R. Troche says:

    The Turkey!

  15. stacey dempsey says:

    I love anything with Cranberries , turkey with cranberries, stuffing with cranberries lol and I love baked sweet potatoes with melted marshmallows on top too if cranberries isnt considered a “food” but a condiment lol

  16. Emilia says:

    Roast Duck

  17. kam77 says:

    Love turkey with cranberry jelly and dressing on the side!

  18. LC says:

    Mac and cheese!

  19. Judy Cowan says:

    I love the classic turkey dinner with stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes!

  20. billiondollarprincesss says:

    Turkey with all the trimmings!

  21. sand2010 says:

    Fondue Chinoise

  22. Steph says:

    I just love a good spaghetti

  23. Jenn says:


  24. mike kario says:

    scalloped potatoes

  25. annavancouver says:

    Assam Curry Tofu is my favorite #yumyum

  26. Binder KaurBC says:

    Turkey with endless gravy!! Cheers :)

  27. Belinda McNabb says:

    my favorite holiday is mashed potatoes with turkey gravy

  28. Lori Bazan says:

    My favorite holiday dish is cheesy scalloped potatoes!

  29. Nicolthe pickle says:

    I like Hot Turkey with gravy.

  30. Cheryl says:

    The stuffing!

  31. Monica h says:

    Christmas cookies

  32. fossie55 says:

    Turkey, cranberry sauce, veggies, dressing and gravy
    Florence C

  33. Rebby Roberts says:

    My fave Holiday Dish is roasted turkey!

  34. JusticeSadie says:

    It is definitely Turkey and all the Sides!! Nothing beats the tastes of the Holidays

  35. Tricia Cooper says:

    My favourite holiday dish is Tourtière

  36. Erin says:

    I love sausage stuffing.

  37. Darci Paice-Bailey says:

    I love trifle!

  38. karla says:

    turkey with stuffing,peas puddin,and all the delcious veggies,,oh and cranberry sauce,,yummm!

  39. Christy says:

    I love the turkey yum

  40. ivy pluchinsky says:

    broccoli casserole!

  41. Jenny says:

    scalloped potatoes are my fave!

  42. Cathy Canton says:

    Stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy that goes with the turkey dinner

  43. suzquiz says:

    Christmas Turkey & fixings

  44. sarah sar says:

    I love baked sweet potatoes!

  45. rachel says:

    stuffing is my favourite

  46. christine nunes says:

    Turkey and stuffing!

  47. Tooth Fairy says:

    Crab stuffed mushrooms!

  48. Donna says:

    scalloped potatoes

  49. Dreena says:

    My favourite dish is the Cabbage Rolls.

  50. my husband’s Newfie stuffing! – that sounds kinda dirty LOL

  51. jessica monahan says:

    Ham and stuffing

  52. The turkey and lots of gravy

  53. SioRi says:

    In my family Christmas means trifle for dessert. Custard, alcohol, and sponge? What’s not to love?!

  54. Anna W says:

    My favourite holiday dish is ham with mashed potatoes.

  55. Aisu Melef says:

    I like the Philippine desserts such as Leche Flan, Brazo de Mercedes and Sans Rival.

  56. Jenness Mills says:

    My mums cranberry sauce and dressing!

  57. elaing8 says:

    Turkey with gravy

  58. BaileyDexter says:

    Self basting turkey, stuffed with gramma’s old fashion stuffing recipe!

  59. David Chiu says:

    Turkey stuffing!!

  60. Kristina says:

    stuffed eggs :)

  61. Melinda Jana says:

    Pumpkin pie!

  62. Lisa Knox Neutel says:

    Stuffing is my fave holiday dish

  63. AdrienneDLR says:

    A holiday ham is a traditional favourite at our house :D

  64. Lee-Ann says:

    Brussel sprouts with onion and bacon bits!

  65. Daveo says:

    turkey is my favourite

  66. Andrew Pham says:

    Turkey with Stuffing

  67. kristen visser says:

    turkey, stuffing and broccoli/cauliflower casserole

  68. Jenn Erin L says:

    green bean casserole

  69. TW says:

    Fav holiday dish is scalloped potatoes! SOOOOOO yummy!

  70. Eldon L says:

    My fav dish is turkey

  71. Bons says:

    I like having stuffed turkey.

  72. Yuen Ch says:

    A casserole

  73. Gloria Ck says:

    Roast turkey with cranberry sauce

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