Roast Turkey with Roasted Potatoes and Baked Apple with Cranberries
When beautiful spring holiday – Easter is coming, we often wonder how to impress and please our loved ones. “ArviKalakutai” offers a delicious and juicy turkey for your Easter table.
To make this holiday dish really delicious and impress your guests, there is a recipe: how to make the perfect turkey.
HOLIDAY RECIPE turkey from BEATĄ NICHOLSON:
TIME OF PREPARATION: MORE THAN 1 HOUR.
If necessary, clean the turkey. Stir the salt and pepper together. Remove 2/3 of the inside of the turkey. Melt butter in a pan. When it is completely melted, fry sage and rosemary for 1 minute. Remove the herbs and place them in the turkey. Tie the legs of the turkey. Cover the turkey with the butter remaining from herbs, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 160 °C, and bake turkey for 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on the size of the turkey.
How to understand that turkey is ready?
Turkey cooking time depends on the weight of the turkey, which also includes the stuffing. When you cook 5 kg of turkey at 180 °C, the turkey will be ready in 3 or 3.5 hours, but it is also necessary to check the temperature of the meat inside the turkey and the turkey thighs by using a special thermometer for food, which should record about 82 ° C, but no less 74 ° C. You can also check whether the bird is baked either with a knife or with a skewer, just insert them into the thick part of the thigh — if a clear, slightly pink liquid comes out, it means that the turkey is ready and you can eat it. To make the meat juicy and tender, it is recommended to cover the turkey with foil and leave for 20-45 minutes.
4.5 kg turkey
200 g butter
a bit of sage
a bit of rosemary
2 tsp. of salt
2 tsp. of pepper