Roast turkey Christmas dinner

Roast turkey Christmas dinner

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Roast turkey Christmas dinner

Roast turkey Christmas dinner

When you’re having the family over for Christmas Day, it’s essential to get your turkey just right. Our simple recipe will make sure that your RSPCA Assured turkey is perfectly cooked with a succulent, juicy flavour and deliciously crispy skin.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

Serves: 3 - 4

Roast turkey ingredients

  • 1 RSPCA Assured turkey
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1 lemon 150g of butter (softened)
  • Mixed herbs

Roast turkey method

Ensure your RSPCA Assured turkey is at room temperature and preheat the oven to 190C (374F)

Peel and half one onion 

Slice one lemon in half

Use these to stuff the turkey together with a handful of mixed herbs including, rosemary and sage

Smear 150g of softened butter into the skin

Place the turkey breast-side down in a baking tray and cover it with tin foil

Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes

Remove from the oven, baste and turn over

Cover the turkey again and bake for a further 20 minutes

Remove from the oven and ensure it’s cooked

Leave the tinfoil in place, cover with a tea towel and leave it to stand for another hour

Serve with roast potatoes and all the trimmings

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