So you have managed to brave the shops, brave the queues and got the old important Christmas Turkey. Because for some reason Christmas time means Turkey Time. You are probably trying to remember what you did last year, or the year you overcooked the turkey and how to avoid the problem this year.
In the Heath household, we have been using Nigella Lawson’s recipe for years. It’s a Spiced and Superjuicy Roast Turkey (her words, not mine), that could not be any easier! All you need is some water, basic spices and ingredients, the turkey itself and a pan big enough to fit it or a cool bin!
As Nigella herself says it’s quite easy to do and does look quite festive. Orange and cloves and cinnamon mixed together instantly smells of Christmas. They also remind me of the Orange Pomander balls I used to make in primary school.
Once you have mixed up your spices and water, add the turkey. My advice would be to make sure the turkey is dried out more than 2 horus before it goes in the oven. I would also recommend bringing it into the house to come up from room temperature! If your house is anything like my parents – the garage or utility room is a different climate to the inside!