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Roast turkey

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Roast turkey
Tender roast turkey - a healthier way to cook this classic roast meat.
Serves
10
Prep
30 minutes
Cook
3 hours + 30 minutes resting
Each 174g serving contains (excludes serving suggestion)
KCal
243
Carbs
0.0g
Fibre
0.0g
Protein
36.1g
Fat
10.9g
Saturates
3.8g
Sugars
0.5g
Salt
1.23g
Fruit/Veg Portion
0
Ingredients

Ingredients

5kg turkey, fresh or thoroughly defrosted
1 lemon, quartered
1 onion, unpeeled and quartered
2-3 whole garlic cloves, unpeeled and crushed lightly
2 bay leaves
Good sprig of fresh thyme
12 thin rashers of streaky bacon
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Method

Method

Recipe tips
  • Different sized turkeys will require different cooking times. The cooking time will be approximately 30-35 mins per kg.
  • Your turkey should be moist and succulent. It's ready when the juices run clear. Test by plunging a fork into the deepest part of the thigh or breast. If using a thermometer, the internal cooked temperature will be 165°F/74°C.
  • To make a bacon weave: simply interweave the rashers of bacon on a piece of cling film, once you have a neat weave carefully place it on the turkey breast and remove the film.
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