HAPPENINGS AT CLAY OVEN
Perhaps the most exotic turkeys served in this county are those that come from the tandoor ovens at this Indian restaurant in Irvine.
The birds ($69.95, serves at least six) are skinless and marinated in a herb and spice blend before they are sent into the superheated barrel-shaped ovens traditional in India.
Because of the high heat, the juices are seared into the meat, making it lower in fat (because there is no skin) but still moist.
Yes, the turkeys come stuffed with an intoxicating spice and vegetable infused basmati rice, and there is a wickedly runny cranberry chutney on the side, but these are birds that stand on their own flavor-wise.
15435 Jeffrey Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618
Most major credit cards accepted
Order by: Monday, Nov. 19th
Pickup: Nov. 22nd Thanksgiving Day 9am - 4pm