My favourite recipe is, once again, from the god of chefs, Jamie Oliver. It makes for an incredible flavoursome, moist turkey that practically bastes itself.
Ready? Here's the ingredients, taken from the recipe page on the JO website
• 1 x 250g pack of butter • 75g dried cranberries, really finely chopped • a few sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked • 4 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves picked • a few sprigs of fresh sage, leaves picked • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 clementine.
First, I took the butter out for an hour to soften it, then added it to a food processor with the cranberries, herbs, zest and seasoning. JO says to mix it by hand, but whizzing it up in the blender on pulse saved me time.
|Whizz up the ingredients|
|Separate skin from breast starting from the arrow|
|Carefully stuff half the butter mixture in the space|
|Smother the top with the rest of butter|
|My well-used Christmas JO 'Bible' - note greasy smudge marks!|
All that's left is for me to wish you all a fantastic Christmas. If you like this blog, please follow, or subscribe by email or RSS so you never miss another post. (At the top of the site)
There are several other recipes in past posts such as:
- It's more faff than Bisto, but Jamie's Get Ahead Gravy is worth the effort
- Asparagus, Watercress and Pan Roasted Cherry Tomato Risotto
- Asparagus, haddock and smokey bacon fishcakes with herby mayonnaise
- Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Pate
- Goat's Cheese and Swiss Chard Tart