Turkey Recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas with Gordon Ramsey-
Perfect Holiday Turkey Recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner
(Serves 8-10 people)
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This stuffed turkey recipe is delicious and will look beautiful on your holiday dinner table! Watch Gordon Ramsey show you his secret to a perfect Christmas Turkey:
To prep a holiday turkey start with a mixture of soft butter, salt and pepper, olive oil, zest of 2 lemons with juice, 3 gloves of garlic (pureed) and a generous handful of chopped parsley.
Set the butter mixture aside for later and prepare the turkey. Season the bird inside with salt and pepper. Add two onion halves, lemon, bay leaves and stuff into turkey.
Next add the butter mixture under the turkey skin, spread evenly without breaking skin. Flatten butter mixture and line the top of the breast with butter. Turn the turkey around and finish covering the entire turkey with butter mixture.
Place stuffed turkey onto tray and add olive oil. Cook turkey in oven at 220 degrees for 10 minutes, until brown.
Remove turkey from oven and baste. Cover the breast with smoked bacon to protect it from drying out and also help to flavor gravy.
Next bake turkey in oven at 180 degrees for 2 1/2 hours or 30 minutes per lbs.
Test to see if the turkey is fully cooked by sticking a knife in the bottom of the thigh, if the juices run clear, it is done.
Let the turkey rest, uncovered for 2 1/2 hours. This the secret to a flavorful turkey.
Turkey Gravy Recipe Ingredients:
- Bacon, onions, lemon and trimmings from the roast turkey with lemon, parsley and garlic
- 3 rosemary sprigs
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 litre good-quality dry cider
- 600ml good-quality chicken stock
- 2 tbsp walnut pieces, toasted
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