Basil, Lemon Turkey Crown

This years Turkey is an 11 kilo monster crown

Method

Very Large ''Fresh'' Turkey crown, rub sea salt and paprika on the skin.

Pierce the layer between the skin and the body, so the skin is separated from the body but not broken. Place aside. In a separate dish mix softened butter, basil and the zest of one whole lemon.

Mix ingredients until fully combined.

Spread butter mixture underneath the skin , either with your hands, gently rub all over the body of the crown. Place in preheated 220 oven for 3.5 to 4 hours( depending upon how crispy you prefer!)

Ingredients

Turkey 1 Large
Paprika
Salt
Lemon 1
Butter 1 Tbsp
Basil

Hints 'n' Tips

Accompaniment

Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon Rose

This beautiful rose wine is made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, fruit driven, refreshing with abundance of berry flavours and a pleasant long finish.