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juicy roast turkey

prep time: 10min

cooking time: 2.5 hrs 

serving: 8-10

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ingredients

free range whole turkey

2-3 lemons, halved

1 small onion, quartered

4 sprigs rosemary

2-3 cloves garlic

extra virgin olive oil

sea salt

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method

 

1. pre-heat oven to 180°c (160°c fan-forced).

 

2. pat dry turkey. stuff turkey cavity with 2 lemon halves, onion quarters, garlic and rosemary. tie together legs with kitchen string.

 

3. place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan.

brush turkey with a generous amount of olive oil and squeeze over juice of 1 lemon. season with sea salt. cover with foil.

 

4. roast in oven for 1 1/4 hours. remove foil. baste with olive oil and squeeze over lemon. roast uncovered for a further 1 - 1 1/4 hrs or until turkey is cooked through and skin is golden. rebaste turkey with olive oil and lemon juice every 20 minutes for extra juicy results.

 

5. transfer to a carving board. rest for 20 minutes before carving.

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Recipe by nutritionist Casey-Lee Lyons, Live Love Nourish @livelovenourishaus

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