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Roast Turkey (Thanksgiving) October 23, 2010

Posted by andrewescott in Recipes.
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The Thanksgiving Turkey recipe here was a combination of advice from here and also Kate’s mum’s turkey recipe.

Serves ~12.


  • 5kg fresh turkey (smallest one our butcher could source at this time of year)
  • 4 rashers of bacon
  • 150g butter


  1. Heat oven to 160 degrees Celcius.
  2. Place turkey in baking tray, breast up. Wrap the breast sections with bacon and cover the whole top of the bird in foil. Pop into the oven.
  3. After about 2 hours, melt the butter. Remove the foil, pour the melted butter over the turkey, and replace the foil.
  4. Cook for 3 1/2 hours – 4 hours all up. We had a little pop-out temperature indicator that told us when it was done. Didn’t notice it straight away, as it was under the foil. 🙂
  5. Let turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving.