Roast turkey with citrus butter, pistachio stuffing and cranberry gravy

"This golden turkey centrepiece will not fail to impress on Christmas day. Not only is the meat succulent and tender, but the pistachio stuffing lends an earthy, nutty flavour and the citrus butter brings a velvety zing"
Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
3 hr 20 min
Servings:
8 people

Health Score

High
Medium
Low
7.5 / 10
Medium score

Glycemic Index

Index
48
Low
Load
10
Moderate

Nutrition per serving:

Calories1205.80 kcal60%
Fat56.52 g81%
Carbs21.57 g8%
Sugars6.86 g8%
Protein141.97 g284%
Sodium883.05 mg44%
Fiber2.78 g10%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Glycemic Index
48
Low
Glycemic Load
10
Moderate

Ingredients

1 x 5kg turkey, giblets removed, brought to room temperature
1 tbsp olive oil
3 rosemary sprigs, plus extra to garnish
halved citrus fruits, such as lemons, clementines and kumquats, to garnish
fresh bay leaves, to garnish
1 tbsp olive oil
70g unsalted butter
3 echalion shallots, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp chopped thyme
100g pistachios, finely chopped
80g (3oz) fresh breadcrumbs
1 lemon, zested and juiced
25g (1oz) finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 egg, lightly beaten
50g salted butter, softened
2 clementines, zested, then halved for the cavity
1 lemon, zested, then halved for the cavity
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp chopped thyme
2 tbsp plain flour
150ml white wine
300ml fresh chicken stock
2 tbsp cranberry sauce

Directions

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