Christmas Turkey with Cranberry Gravy
- 1 Knorr Chicken Stock Cube
- 1 Knorr Chicken Gravy Pot
- 5- 6 kg turkey
- 200 ml dry white wine
- 150 g fresh cranberries
- 100 g cranberry jelly
- 2 oranges
- 1 orange - zest and juice
- A handful of sage
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper
Remove the turkey from the fridge 2 hours before roasting as it needs to reach room temperature before going into the oven. Wash and pat dry. Mix olive oil and Knorr Chicken Stock Cube to make a paste. Rub the paste all over the turkey. Season generously with black pepper.
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Cut 2 whole oranges into quarters and stuff along with sage inside the turkey. Place the turkey on a wire rack in a large, shallow roasting pan. Slide into the oven and roast for about 20 minutes. Lower the temperature to 175°C. Calculate the roasting time based on the weight –30 minutes per 1 kg of turkey. Loosely cover the turkey with aluminium foil if it is browning too quickly. Rotate the pan if necessary. The turkey is done if the thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh reads 78°C.
Remove the turkey from the oven. Cover the turkey loosely but thoroughly with the aluminum foil and allow to rest for 20-25 minutes before carving.
Place the cranberries in a medium bowl and pour over the boiling water. Set aside for 25 minutes.
Drain and place in a sauce pan. Add the wine, Knorr gravy pot, the zest and the juice of an orange and the cranberry jelly (or redcurrant jelly if preferred).
Simmer together for 10 minutes over low heat. Serve turkey with cranberry gravy.
- Amount per Serving
|Nutritional values||Amount per Serving|
|Energy (kcal)||1958.85 kcal|
|Protein (g)||233.65 g|
|Sugar (g)||20.43 g|
|Fat (g)||82.25 g|
|Fibre (g)||8.08 g|
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