Get the turkey right this Christmas with tips from the professionals

Turkey at Christmas lunch is a classic enjoyed by families all over the country – but it’s notoriously difficult to cook well.

The size of the bird means it cooks for several hours in the oven and is at risk of drying out and being overcooked.

If you’ve struggled in the past to prepare the perfect turkey for your family, there’s plenty of great resources online that can help give you a real edge.

From tips for beautifully cooked turkey perfect for small ovens to tried-and-tested recipes from Britain’s most beloved chefs, here’s a handful of videos to help you really surpass yourself this year.

Spatchcocked Turkey

From the renowned chefs at American food magazine Bon Appetit, this spatchcocked turkey recipe is ideal if you need to cook a whole turkey in a small oven. Removing the bones also helps it cook more evenly.

Delia Smith’s turkey tips

Delia Smith is a national treasure for a reason. Her smart, sensible recipes help make home cooks as success and her tips for turkeys will help give you the boost you need.

Jamie Oliver’s Fail-Safe Roast Turkey

Jamie Oliver’s fail-safe turkey recipe can help you stay on top of Christmas lunch.

Gordon Ramsey’s tips for timings and temperatures

Gordon Ramsay has some useful tips and tricks to help you get your timings right this Christmas and set your oven to the right temperature for a beautifully cooked turkey.

Do you have any top tips for Christmas lunch? Share your wisdom in the comments below.

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