The best roast turkey - Christmas or any time

The best roast turkey - Christmas or any time

There are many ways to make gravy but the best way is just plain, old-fashioned turkey gravy from scratch - perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.

There are many ways to make gravy but the best way is just plain, old-fashioned turkey gravy from scratch - perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.

If you're worried about cooking the perfect Christmas turkey because you're afraid you'll get it wrong, don't be. This recipe is nice and simple and will help you achieve brilliant results for your Christmas meal.

Jamie's Christmas turkey

If you're worried about cooking the perfect Christmas turkey because you're afraid you'll get it wrong, don't be. This recipe is nice and simple and will help you achieve brilliant results for your Christmas meal.

This recipe will give you enough to stuff the Christmas turkey and also make a tasty stuffing loaf

Sausage & Bramley stuffing

This recipe will give you enough to stuff the Christmas turkey and also make a tasty stuffing loaf

Mini turkey & cranberry pies. These dinky pies are so versatile – try them with chopped ham and mustard, too.

Mini turkey & cranberry pies

Mini turkey & cranberry pies. These dinky pies are so versatile – try them with chopped ham and mustard, too.

One of the biggest challenges when cooking a turkey is the legs take longer than the breasts. The breasts dry out in the oven while you're waiting for the legs to cook. I like to push stuffing between the turkey's skin and breasts, increasing the thickness of the breasts so they take the same time to cook as the legs. The result? Juicy turkey all round!

The best roast turkey - Christmas or any time

One of the biggest challenges when cooking a turkey is the legs take longer than the breasts. The breasts dry out in the oven while you're waiting for the legs to cook. I like to push stuffing between the turkey's skin and breasts, increasing the thickness of the breasts so they take the same time to cook as the legs. The result? Juicy turkey all round!

Italian-style turkey crown with roast garlic & pancetta & lemon ciabatta stuffing

Italian-style turkey crown with roast garlic & pancetta & lemon ciabatta stuffing

With no bones to contend with, a turkey crown is easier to carve than a whole bird and the pancetta slices keep the roasted meat succulent. Italian-style turkey crown with roast garlic & pancetta + lemon ciabatta stuffing.

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