Christmas Roast Turkey

Christmas Roast Turkey 

Turkey is always special at this time of year, people love to eat a good Christmas roast. If you’re bored with the traditional bland way of cooking it, try my slightly spicy version. It’s a little bit different – moist and with lots of flavour!

Christmas Turkey Roast


2.5kg turkey


500g minced pork

1 shallot, finely chopped and sautéd

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

50g breadcrumbs

3 tablespoons sage and thyme

½ teaspoon grated nutmeg

5 tablespoons orange juice

Salt and pepper


2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons English mustard

1 tablespoons crushed chilli

2 tablespoons thyme

1 tablespoon Worcester sauce

1 orange

Salt and pepper


  • Heat the oven to 180
  • Mix the minced meat and all the stuffing ingredients together
  • Stuff loosely into the breast and neck of the turkey, just underneath the skin. Make sure to push the mixture evenly around the whole bird
  • Stick the orange into the chest cavity
  • Tighten the neck and tie the legs across each other with some thread
  • Mix the marinade ingredients together and spread all over the turkey
  • Bake in the oven together with a bowl of water (to add moisture) for 1 hour, then cover with foil and cook for another 45 minutes
  • When it’s cooked, remove from the oven and rest the turkey for at least 15 minutes before carving


Serve with gravy, roasted or boiled vegetables and potatoes





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