In my quest for a turkey in Stockholm for Thanksgiving, I decided to post the question of where to find one on the discussion board of an online English newspaper here called The Local. Here are a few of the answers I got:
-Most large supermarkets have frozen turkeys of around 6-10lb size. Ingelsta Kalkon will definitely have one, although they can be a little pricey. And our ever-so-reliable-in-being-over-priced local butchers, Taylor & Jones will also gladly take your hard-earned cash for mediocre goods
-Have you actually looked in a supermarket? They pretty much ALL have frozen turkeys at the moment… Willy’s are selling for whole frozen turkeys for 49.90:- per kg which is not bad…
–you may have well posted ” where do i buy potatoes” such is your lazyness. if you cant do the simple things then you do not stand a chance in hell of actually cooking the thing. stick to tin food. (This one was my favorite, from someone who calls himself “Mirrorman”)
Based on these responses, I find it interesting that neither of the 2 major grocery stores – Hemköp nor ICA Kvantum – located near my apartment sold any turkey whatsoever. Not an ounze.
On Saturday morning, I visited Ingelsta Kalkon in Östermalms where I found not only various sizes and parts of fresh turkeys for sale, but also Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, and Libby’s canned pumpkin puree (for about $13/can – fortunately, I already had fresh pumpkin!). I settled on 2 turkey breasts (a whole turkey for 4 people seemed a bit excessive), and headed home to prepare my first self-made Thanksgiving feast.
The menu was:
rosemaryturkeybreastssweetpotatocasserolegreenbeansstuffingcranberrysaucebutternutsquashcornbreadgravymashedpotatoes AND pumpkinpie for dessert
I have to say, it was pretty delicious
So take THAT, Mirrorman