This was my very first attempt at cooking a turkey and it was fun making it!
We could finally get the car out and drove to Tesco for food shopping hence decided to have a turkey meal on a 'post-boxing-day' day.
After browsing through quite a few different recipes from delicious.magazines website, I decided to use the method of two different recipes to cook my turkey.
|Ingredients for turkey meal|
We bought a 2.3kg Bernard Matthews turkey crown from Tesco and defrosted it overnight (at least 6-7 hours).
The turkey crown was placed on a board and I used my hand to lift up the skin so that I can spread my herb butter in between.
Thyme, Rosemary and zest of one orange was mixed into softened unsalted butter to make the herb butter.
Herb butter ready to be rubbed onto the turkey crown.
Herb butter rubbed evenly under the skin of the turkey crown.
Turkey crown was transferred onto a roasting tin and seasoned with salt and pepper. One table spoon of sunflower oil was rubbed evenly onto the turkey and it is now ready to be roasted.
The turkey covered with kitchen foil before putting into the oven.
Turkey roasted in the pre-heated oven at 190 degree C for one and a half hour. The nice aroma of citrus and herbs filled the entire kitchen as the turkey was roasting in the oven.
Runny honey was brushed onto the chipolatas then streaky bacon was wrapped around the chipolatas. The prepared chipolatas were placed on a oven-proof dish then put into the fridge ready for roasting later.
|Chipolata (very thin sausage) wrapped in streaky bacon|
I used King Edwards potatoes for my roast potatoes as they produce roast potatoes which are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside - perfect roast potatoes!
|King Edwards Potatoes|
|Turkey and potatoes|
|Roat Turkey crown|
The turkey meal is ready! HHHmmm...... the nice aroma from the herbs and the roasted potatoes is just irresistable!
|Turkey ready for carving|
|Roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings|
|Chipolatas wrapped in streaky bacon|
|My plate of turkey meal|
Oh...and I almost forgotten to mention the apple and fig chutney we bought to accompany the turkey slices. Yummy!
Of course, every christmas meal must end with a nice dessert. We had an Italian must-have christmas pudding - Panettone.
|With chocolate chips|
|Served with honeycomb ice cream|
The 'luxury' panettone from Tesco, was rather nice. Light texture as a good panettone should be. I particularly liked the chocolate chips added into the panettone.