Strut & Cluck co-founders, Amir and Limor Chen, have announced that they will be opening a restaurant in Shoreditch in Spring 2016, in celebration of their hero ingredient – the turkey! Yes, we know it's after Christmas but you know how the saying goes - a Turkey ain't just for...
Strut & Cluck will serve dishes inspired by Eastern Mediterranean home cooking, with its hero turkey served in new and exciting ways alongside seasonal ingredients full of goodness. Dishes will include, Josper-Grilled Turkey Drumstick marinated in the family spice blend with roasted vegetables & herbs, tahini, pomegranate molasses and schug; Slow-Roast Turkey Thigh on a bed of caramelised red onions and sweet potatoes; andTurkey Sandwich Reinvented, grilled sourdough with hand-pulled turkey, pickled onion mayo, pickled eggs and feta-stuffed peppers.
A range of sharing dishes will also be available, such as Grilled Sourdough Sabikh Style, with a roasted aubergine slice, slow boiled egg & tahini; “Far East meets Middle East” lettuce cups of hand-pulled turkey, Asian greens, pomegranate, roasted almonds, tossed in a sweet & spicy sauce, topped with labneh, and; Whole Charred Cauliflower, labneh, pomegranate & sumac. Desserts will include Levant Milk Pudding with raspberry and rosewater treacle and pistachios, and there will be a selection of cocktails and craft beers to complement the dishes.
Strut & Cluck’s free range turkeys are sourced from carefully selected farms in East Anglia, where their diet is mostly made up of cereals grown at the farms. The turkeys are marinated for 24 hours with flavours inspired by Amir and Limor’s Eastern Mediterranean heritage. Limor started cooking turkey for her family as a healthy alternative to chicken and quickly discovered the versatility and flavour of this superfood.
Turkey is one of the leanest and most nutritious sources of protein available, as well as a great source of B vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is particularly rich in B12, zinc and selenium, a powerful antioxidant and immune booster. Many nutritionists call it the “happy food” as it contains tryptophan which helps create serotonin.
If you want a little taster beforehand, prior to the permanent site opening next year, Strut & Cluck will launch a pop-up at Shoreditch House for Thanksgiving 2015, with a selection of Amir and Limor’s turkey and sharing dishes available to members from 25th-28th November.