Jamie Oliver cooks the Best Turkey in the World with cranberry butter stuffing on Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas.
Jamie says: “In my books, the perfect bird is 6.5kg-8kg in weight because that’s a good size to handle, feeds about 10 to 14 people and has better flavour than bigger birds. If you’re buying from a small producer, like the lovely turkey I used from my mate Paul Kelly, you’ll often find these birds come with their own cooking instructions. Really good-quality birds do cook in a shorter time so follow the instructions if it has them.”
The ingredients are: 6.5-8kg turkey, 2-4 clementines, Rosemary, bay or thyme sprigs, 2-3 carrots, 3 onions, peeled and 2 celery sticks.
For the butter: 1 x 250g pack of butter, 75g dried cranberries, really finely chopped, Few sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked, 4 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves picked, Few sprigs of fresh sage, leaves picked, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and 1 clementine.