Roast Turkey Crown

    1 hour 45 min

    When you don't want to commit to a whole turkey, a turkey crown is a fantastic option. Here, a turkey crown is roasted with a simple variety of herbs for a delicious alternative to a typical Sunday roast. This also works a treat for a smaller Christmas centrepiece.


    Bedfordshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (3kg) turkey crown
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 dessertspoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 1 dessertspoon sea salt
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemon zest, sea salt and black pepper. Place the turkey crown in a roasting tin (on a rack if desired) and rub the herb mixture all over the crown, getting under the skin as well.
    3. Roast the crown for 90 minutes to 2 hours, or until the juices run clear. Tent with aluminium foil and let rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.

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