How to roast a whole turkey

Ingredients

Spices & Dried Herbs

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp cloves
  • 2 tsp allspice berries

Beverages

  • 6l water
  • 200ml of whisky
  • 250ml of white wine

Store Cupboard

  • 600g of salt
  • 200ml of maple syrup, or honey
  • chicken stock, around 1.5l
  • salt

Fruit & Vegetables

  • 2 oranges, zested
  • 4 garlic cloves, bashed
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, roughly chopped

Salad & Fresh Herbs

  • 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 6 bay leaves

Fresh Meat

  • 1 turkey, approx 4-5kg

Oils & Vinegars

  • 1 dash of vegetable oil

Dairy

  • 50g of unsalted butter, softened