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Butterfly Christmas Turkey

@tomhixsonmeatlondon kindly sent me this fantastic butterfly turkey breast to create a lovely Christmas recipe with. It was very simple to cook, a doddle to carve and because there was no dark meat to worry about, the breast was juicy and succulent.

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4-5.5kg deboned butterflied Turkey breast

2 onions

1 garlic bulb

2 parsnips

1 clementine

Basting Butter

1-2 tablespoons butter

2 cloves garlic crushed

Zest of 1 lemon

Salt & Pepper


Pre - heat the oven to 200 degrees.

Mix together the butter ingredients and set aside.

Roughly chop the onions, parsnips and clementine and place in a large roasting tin. Coat the turkey all over with the butter and season generously.

Place in top of the Vegetables and cover with foil. Roast for approximately 20 minutes per 500g plus and extra 20 mins.

Baste twice during the cooking process removing the foil for the last 25-30 minutes.

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