Many of us cook a turkey on Christmas day and I find turkeys are harder to cook perfectly than chicken as often they turn out dry.

Last year I used Jamie’s fail safe roast turkey recipe and it was delicious and perfect and very easy to do.

Check out his easy to follow video to help you perfect your turkey this year:

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  • Taking into consideration the length of time it takes and the heat added to your house + you remove the weight of all the bones of a turkey a better option is a turkey breast roll. Frozen, it roll takes a lot less time to thaw, it cooks quicker. For those who do all the cooking, sometimes they are exhausted and don’t enjoy it as they should…..Imagine how hard it was in the olden days when there was no aircondtioning or fans, wood stoves were used. Custard and other desserts were made and put down in the cellar to keep them cold. We don’t realise how easy we’ve got it now.


  • I have never really been a fan of turkey.


  • I wish I could cook a whole turkey. I’ve only tried once and it was a bit dry, over cooked I think. I usually stick to the turkey rolls, much easier, but not as yummy


  • Roast turkey is a favourite and fills the house with a wonderful aroma.


  • Cook them long and slow. I put the turkey in at midnight on Christmas Eve @ 150 degrees. Took it out of the oven about 8 am next day and left covered in foil while I cooked the roast pork, leg of lamb and chicken, then baked veg.
    Everyone complimented me on the turkey – still moist and perfectly cooked.


  • oh my lord this looks amazing! I have a turkey in the freezer, so will definitely give this a go – when we can all stand eating a big meal again LOL


  • No turkey this year as I was alone. Had to work so rest of family went away with my wishes. Next year I’m going to try this as my turkeys are usually very dry. Actually there are some turkeys left at the store so might cook it on the weekend


  • Cooked the most amazing turkey once when we had something like 26 for lunch, along with a duck and two chickens and a big roast pork. Had 3 ovens going during the day, but my turkey I put in the oven at midnight at 130 degrees and took it out at 8 am next morning and left to rest while I cooked the rest of the meats and roast potatoes. It was moist, succulent and perfectly cooked and every one thought I was the greatest cook ever. Never done it since as any size turkey is too big for only 2 people.


  • Being a vegetarian myself I’m no expert in these things. I usually just pop it in the oven and drizzle the fat what is releases over it together with some herbs & spices, while I try little as possible to handle it with my fingers (as I don’t like to touch meat).


  • I’ve never cooked turkey before. This year my sister’s bringing it already cooked. I’m always happy to learn though, because I do love turkey.


  • Love having turkey for Christmas and with six children , not many left overs. We normally have a 8-9kg bird and it is cooked on the BBQ to keep the heat outside. Plus leaves more room for other Christmas cooking.


  • I must admit I cooked one all turkey just once in my life. I injected orange juice in the turkey’s skin regularly to keep it nice moist. It turned out very well, but we were just in 4 and the turkey was just too big. We ate turkey for 2 weeks! :-)

    • Turkey always lasts for ages and there are so many good recipes for leftover turkey.


  • Christmas is having turkey at lunch or dinner,it wouldn’t be the same with-out it!


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