3.064 Pan-Refried Turkey Breast with Broccoli and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

3.064

9 (Fri) March 2012

Pan-Refried Turkey Breast with Broccoli and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

2.5

by me

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

solo

Well-aware that the price of turkey in Korea may seem exorbitant by American standards, I’m willing to pay them.  At Costco, for example, a turkey breast weighing approximately 1.5 kg goes for around 37,500 won at 2,500 won per 100 grams. With the cost of meat so high across the board – by comparison, domestic pork belly sells in the range of 2,000 to 2,500 won, while domestic beef ribeye sells anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 won; imports about half that – turkey really isn’t that expensive in relative terms.   The Costco turkey breast is also conveniently precooked, freezes and thaws quickly, and finds a variety of uses in our home, from sandwiches to snacks to quick-fix main entrees (as here). It’s also pretty tasty and holds certain health advantages over other meats.  Overall, therefore, not a bad buy.

Someday, I’ll weigh the pros/cons of purchasing whole uncooked turkey, priced at Costco around 90,000 won for a 5.5 kg bird, which comes out to something like 1,650 won per 100 grams.

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