Foolproof roast turkey

Foolproof roast turkey

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About this recipe: Turkey does not get easier than this! Just season the turkey with salt and pepper and pop it in the oven to slow cook for six hours.


Serves: 12 

  • 1 (4.5kg) whole turkey, neck and giblets optional
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 80ml water, or as needed

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 140 C / Gas 1.
  2. Season turkey with salt and pepper and place, breast-side down, in a roasting pan; add neck and giblets. Pour water into pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, basting as needed, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 6 hours. A cooking thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should read 74 degrees C. Continue to roast until meat falls off the bone if desired.

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