Whole Turkey Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 3-4 hours plus resting time Serves: Dependent on size of turkey

This festive season, make sure a mouthwatering turkey completes your Christmas table.

Whole turkey recipe
  • whole turkey

  • 150gm butter

  • 150ml oil

  • salt and pepper

  • Step 1.

    Preheat your oven to 220°C.

  • Step 2.

    Rub the butter, oil, salt and pepper over the bird.

  • Step 3.

    Place in a heavy roasting pan on an elevated tray to allow air flow around your bird.

  • Step 4.

    Reduce the oven temperature down to 180°C.

  • Step 5.

    Roast for 3 to 4 hours on 180°C or until the internal temperature reaches 65°C, basting every hour with pan juices.

  • Step 6.

    If the Turkey begins to get too brown, cover loosely with heavy duty aluminium foil that has been coated with vegetable spray.

  • Step 7.

    Before carving, let it rest for at least 30 minutes.

  • Step 8.

    To serve, slice the Turkey across the breast to show off each layer.