Yule turkey for 1 or 2

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Yule turkey for 1 or 2

Postby Davred » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:22 pm

This is a different recipe for roast turkey. Its good for single people or couples who dont want to live off turkey for the next month.

Roast turkey crown

Zest of 1 lemon
A small handful chopped fresh parsley and thyme
3oz softened butter
a fresh or frozen turkey crown breast
6 fresh bay leaves
6 balls of stuffing
6 slices of bacon
12 chipolatas

Gravy and sauces

splash of white wine
tub of fresh gravy
packet bread sauce
crème fraîche
grated fresh nutmeg
jar of cranberry sauce

Preheat the oven to 200C

Beat the grated zest of 1 lemon, a small handful chopped fresh parsley and thyme into 150g softened butter.

Weigh the turkey crown breast and calculate the cooking time at 36 minutes per kg.

Spread the flavoured butter over the turkey, put on a rack and rest over a roasting tin. Season, then loosely cover with foil.

Roast for 30 minutes of the calculated cooking time, then reduce the temperature to 190C/fan170C/gas 5 and cook for the remaining time, uncover the turkey for the last 30 minutes.
Baste the turkey regularly.

Thread the roll of bacon, bay leaf, the ball of stuffing and 2 chipolatas onto a skewer (1 skewer per guest). Roast alongside the turkey for the last 30 minutes.

Rest the turkey crown for 20 minutes.

Serve with the skewers, gravy and sauces, tangerine halves and parsley and thyme to garnish.

For the gravy and sauces

Drain off all the fat from the roasting tin and sizzle what’s left on the hob with a splash of white wine.
Add gravy.
Heat through and serve with the turkey.

Heat up bread sauce according to packet instructions.
Add a few tablespoons of crème fraîche and sprinkle with a pinch of grated fresh nutmeg before serving.

Bring the cranberry sauce up to room temperature before serving.
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Postby Snags » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:04 pm

mine goes 3 hours in the weber with a bit of apple and hickory
stuffing is minced pork and veal,bread crumbs an egg, pistachio, butter, bacon, thyme and apple juice.
yet to take the plunge still researching
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Postby cath61 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:08 pm

I love the idea of the skewers - the kids would love it!!!! :D

Will def give that a go!!!
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