Easy Herbed Roast Turkey

Easy Herbed Roast Turkey


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About this recipe: Using storecupboard staples, this roast turkey recipe is simple and easy to prepare.


Serves: 16 

  • 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
  • 500ml water

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr30min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:4hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Clean turkey (discard giblets and organs), and place in a roasting tin with a lid.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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