Curtis Stone's ultimate roast turkey

Here’s a show-stopping centrepiece to try this Christmas. Curtis’ roast turkey is packed with flavour and served with a delicious gravy.

8

15m

Note: + 20 mins resting time

2h 55m

Ingredients

  • 4.2kg Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Whole Medium Turkey
  • 2 carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 2 brown onions, coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, coarsely chopped
  • 100g butter
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Gravy

  • 3 cups (750ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 60g butter
  • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Thoroughly pat turkey dry with paper towel. Stuff turkey cavity with half the carrots, onions and celery. Tie turkey legs together with kitchen string. Place remaining carrots, onions and celery in a large flameproof roasting pan. Place turkey on a rack in the pan.

STEP 2

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter with Worcestershire sauce. Remove from heat. Brush some butter mixture all over turkey. Cover the pan with foil. Roast turkey for 1¼ hours. Uncover and baste turkey with more butter mixture. Roast, uncovered, basting with butter mixture every 20 mins, for 1¼-1½ hours or until an instant-read thermometer reads 75°C when inserted into thickest part of the turkey breast.

STEP 3

Transfer turkey to a carving board (don’t clean out roasting pan) and rest for 20 mins before carving.

STEP 4

Meanwhile, to make gravy, carefully pour liquid from the roasting pan into a small measuring cup. Set aside for 5 mins to allow fat to rise above juices. Spoon off fat, reserving pan juices.

STEP 5

Heat roasting pan over medium-high heat. Add reserved pan juices and stock. Bring to a simmer, stirring to scrape up brown bits. Strain and discard solids.

STEP 6

In a medium heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, swirl butter to melt. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 2 mins. Whisk in stock mixture. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 mins or until gravy thickens slightly. Season.

STEP 7

Carve turkey and serve with gravy.

Dietary information

Egg-free
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
No added sugar

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