About this recipe:Using storecupboard staples, this roast turkey recipe is simple and easy to prepare.
1 whole turkey
175ml olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:3hr30min › Extra time:30min › Ready in:4hr15min
Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Clean turkey (discard giblets and organs), and place in a roasting tin with a lid.
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, ground sage, salt and black pepper. Using a basting brush, apply the mixture to the outside of the uncooked turkey. Pour water into the bottom of the roasting tin, and cover.
Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 74 degrees C. Remove turkey from oven, and allow to stand for about 30 minutes before carving.