Roasted Turkey

Perhaps you have landed with Christmas dinner responsibility at the last minute or you haven’t had the time to plan for tomorrow’s food. Don’t be panic; the shops are still open. There is ample time to stock up on the festive basic and this roasted turkey with thyme and onion is a perfect Christmas dinner meal. You just need to make your time in the kitchen and follow the steps to cook up this Christmas Turkey recipe.

You just need to make your time in the kitchen and follow the steps to cook up this Christmas Turkey recipe.

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Roasted Turkey
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
3 hrs
 

Perhaps you have landed with Christmas dinner responsibility at the last minute or you haven’t had the time to plan for tomorrow’s food. Don’t be panic; the shops are still open. There is ample time to stock up on the festive basic and this roasted turkey is a perfect Christmas dinner meal. You just need to make your time in the kitchen and follow the steps to cook up this Christmas Turkey recipe.

Course: Main Courses, Meats, Party
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 250 kcal
Ingredients
  • 15.5 lb (7 Kg) Turkey
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Flour plus little for dusting
  • 8 slices Streaky Bacon
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • Dash of Wine
  • Olive oil for brushing
FOR STUFFING
  • 6 tablespoon Fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 lb (450 g) Bread broken into pieces
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Thyme chopped
  • 1 medium Onion cut into quarters
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
Instructions
FIRST LET’S PREPARE THE STUFFING
  1. Place the thyme, parsley, bread, thyme, and onion in a blender.

  2. Blend until you get fine breadcrumbs and the onion is finely chopped.

  3. Now remove it to a bowl and mix in the butter.

FOR STUFFING THE TURKEY
  1. Loosen the skin at the neck end with your hand.

  2. Put the stuffing in.

  3. NOTE

    Push it up between the flesh and the skin but not too tightly because it will expand during cooking.

  4. Now tuck the neck flap under the bird’s back and secure with a cocktail stick.

  5. NOTE

    Any remaining stuffing can be cooked in a covered baking dish with the turkey.

NOW LET’S START ROASTING THE TURKEY
  1. Place the turkey breast side up in an oiled roasting tin.

  2. NOTE

    Weigh the turkey and calculate the cooking time. Allow 20 to 30 minutes per kg for a turkey weighing over 8 kg.

  3. Set the oven to 450⁰ F or 220⁰ C.

  4. Season the turkey with salt and pepper and dust with a little flour.

  5. Then rub butter all over the body of the turkey and lay the bacon slices on the breast, overlapping each other.

  6. Now cover the bacon with a piece of buttered greaseproof paper, this will keep the bacon in place.

  7. Then wrap the turkey in foil and roast in the pre-set oven.

  8. After the first 30 minutes, reduce the heat to 325⁰ F or 170⁰ C.

  9. Baste the turkey a couple of time during roasting.

  10. For the last 30 minutes, remove the foil.

  11. NOTE

    To check if the turkey cooked, pierce the thickest part of the leg. The juices should run clear.

  12. When the turkey is cooked, remove from the oven and transfer to a large plate.

  13. NOTE

    Reserve the cooking juices in the tin to make the gravy.

  14. Now cover the turkey loosely with foil and allow to rest for half an hour in a warm place and you are ready to serve it.

NOW FOR PREPARING THE GRAVY
  1. Now over a medium heat add a tablespoon of flour, a dash of wine and pour the juices which were left behind.

  2. Continue to stir and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. When it will turn thick, switch off the flame and pour it over the turkey.

SERVE
  1. Your roasted turkey with thyme and onion is ready for a delicious meal.

OUR DINE TABLE
  1. This roasted turkey can please your guest with its taste and roasted flavor. Serve the hot, delicious, Roasted Turkey on your dining table along with roasted potatoes, Brussels Sprouts with Chili and Lemon, red wine and make your Christmas special.

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