Entrée (Main Course
Orange & Tarragon roast turkey
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 3 hrs and 30 mins - 4 hrs
Serves 8 with leftovers
11-12lb turkey , rinsed and dried
3 ½ oz butter , softened
½ oz pack tarragon , 2 tbsp finely chopped, rest tied in a bunch with string
2 garlic cloves , crushed
1 onion , quartered
5 oz. dry white wine
sage or tarragon sprigs, to serve
Heat oven to 350*.
Line a roasting tin with a very generous length of double thickness foil.
Weigh the turkey to calculate the cooking time, allowing 40 mins per 2 lb for the first 4kg, then 50 mins for every 2lb over that weight (a turkey this size should take 3½-4 hrs).