Roast Turkey with lemon and thyme

Roast Turkey with lemon and thyme


  • 4 – 4 ½ kg turkey crown
  • 1 bulb garlic, cut in half
  • 1 lemon, cut in half small bunch of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Remove and discard giblets and excess fat, wash turkey under cold water and pat dry.

Place the garlic, lemon, thyme and bay leaves inside the cavity of the bird and rub the skin with the olive oil, season the skin with cavity well with salt and freshly ground black pepper

Set temperature to 220°C and put the turkey onto the low wire rack.

Cook for one hour, using the tongs turn the bird so that the other end of the breast is uppermost.

Turn the temperature down to 170 °C and cook for a further 30 to 45 minutes or until the juices run clear when you insert a skewer into the base of the breast.

When cooked, removed the turkey from the Halogen Oven onto a warm plate.

Cover the turkey in foil and leave to rest for 10 to 15 minutes

Posted on 22/12/2009

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