Roast turkey with celery, walnut & sausage stuffing
Perfect for Christmas or any other special meals over the festive period, this dish offers all the best bits of the classic turkey dinner but with half the effort to prepare.
Serves: 6-8 Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: 60 mins
- 1kg to 1.2kg British turkey fillet
- Butter, melted
- 12 to 16 rashers of dry-cure smoked, streaky bacon
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the stuffing
- 450g sausage meat
- 6 shallots, peeled and finely diced
- 4 sticks Fenland celery, diced
- 75g walnuts, chopped
- 100g fresh breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves
- 1 free range egg, beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
What to do
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 5. Butter a large roasting tin.
- Cut open the fillet and beat it with a wooden mallet until it is has increased in size by a third – be careful not to make any holes in the meat. Brush some of the melted butter over the turkey and season with salt and pepper.
- Mix all the stuffing ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.
- Make a long sausage shape with the stuffing mixture and place it in the middle of the turkey fillet, roll the turkey meat around to cover all the stuffing.
- Carefully wrap the streaky bacon around the rolled turkey fillet, tucking the ends underneath. With a spatula, lift it into the buttered roasting tin. Tuck any stray pieces of bacon underneath if necessary.
- Add 6 tablespoons of water and cover with tinfoil before roasting for 40 minutes per kilo plus 20 minutes, so a kilo will take one hour to cook. Remove the foil for the last 15 to 20 minutes of cooking to allow the bacon to crisp up.
- Allow to stand, loosely covered in tinfoil, for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into slices and serving with seasonal vegetables and potatoes. (The juices from the roasting tin can be made into gravy).
Recipe courtesy of Fenland Celery
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