Roast Turkey

Traditional at Christmas


Preheat oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4.
Remove turkey from it packaging and rinse, especially inside cavity. Dry with clean tea towel and place in roasting tin.
Chop lemon in quarters and place in cavity of the turkey to keep moist.
Rub butter over whole turkey and season.
Layer bacon in a lattice pattern over the turkey breast, which will also keep the bird moist.
Cover loosely with foil.
Roast Turkey for 25 mins per pound(450g) plus 20 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 20 mins to crisp skin.
Check turkey is cooked by piercing the thickest part of the thigh with a carving fork; juices should run clear.
Leave to stand for 15-20 mins covered with foil before carving.

Hints 'n' Tips


Leave a Comment:

login to leave comments
Taste Blog

If you love scouring Pinterest food boards looking for the most delicious food to inspire you, then this post will have you drooling all the way to the kitchen cupboard. We have found a veritable smor... keep reading


Vouvray Les Coteaux Tufiers Chenin Blanc

Classy white from the north bank of the Loire with honeyed pear and apple fruit flavours. Produced from very old vines from the Cotes de Vouvray. This is a delicious, medium-dry Chenin Blanc. Lush palate leading to a long, rich finish. Terrific value, this wine is perfect when served with spicy Asian dishes.Buy this wine if you like: Off-dry wine with ripe fruit flavours packed with nutty undertones.