Please wait, the site is loading...

Sticky citrus and spice turkey


Serves: 10
timePrep time: 35 mins, plus basting
timeTotal time:
Sticky citrus and spice turkey
Recipe photograph by Catherine Frawley

Sticky citrus and spice turkey

The key to a good turkey is basting – regularly spooning the cooking juices in the tray back over the turkey, to keep it juicy

Serves: 10
timePrep time: 35 mins, plus basting
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print
See more recipes

Nutritional information (150g roast meat)
Calories
441Kcal
Fat
18gr
Saturates
9gr
Carbs
21gr
Sugars
18gr
Fibre
0gr
Protein
47gr
Salt
0.6gr

Tristan Welch

Tristan Welch

Tristan began his career working for Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay and Michel Roux Jr, before spending three years working in the Caribbean. He opened brasserie Parker’s Tavern at the University Arms hotel in Cambridge this year. He lives nearby with wife Susanne and their three sons Monty, Tintin and Felix.
See more of Tristan Welch’s recipes
Tristan Welch

Tristan Welch

Tristan began his career working for Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay and Michel Roux Jr, before spending three years working in the Caribbean. He opened brasserie Parker’s Tavern at the University Arms hotel in Cambridge this year. He lives nearby with wife Susanne and their three sons Monty, Tintin and Felix.
See more of Tristan Welch’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 x 5-6kg turkey
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 10cm piece root ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted
For the citrus glaze
  • 150ml orange juice
  • 250g marmalade
  • 75g chopped mixed peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
For the gravy
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 150ml white wine
  • 400-500ml chicken stock

Step by step

  1. Take the turkey out of the fridge an hour before you plan to start cooking it, and remove any giblets. Place it in a roasting tray, pierce the oranges and lemons multiple times with a fork and put inside the turkey along with the ginger, cinnamon sticks and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas 5. Pour the melted butter over the turkey, ensuring that it covers the entire bird (brush on as needed). Sprinkle generously with sea salt, cover loosely with foil and place in the oven. Roast for 2¼ hours initially, basting with the buttery juices as often as you can, but at least once every 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare the citrus glaze by placing the orange juice, marmalade, mixed peel and cinnamon stick in a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer until slightly thickened, then leave to one side.
  4. Remove the foil from the turkey and let the skin brown in the oven for 20 minutes. Pierce the thickest part of the thigh with a skewer or sharp knife and check that the juices are running clear; if not, test again after another 15-20 minutes (re-covering with foil if the skin is darkening).
  5. Once you’re confident the turkey is cooked, remove from the oven and increase the temperature to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Carefully pour or ladle off the roasting juices to use for the gravy. Pour half the citrus glaze over the turkey and roast for 10 minutes, then pour on the rest of the glaze and cook for another 5-10 minutes until sticky and caramelised. Rest the turkey, covered, in a warm place for at least 45 minutes before carving. However, if you cover it with foil and then folded tea towels to keep the heat in, it will stay hot for at least a couple of hours.
  6. Skim the fat off the roasting juices. Put 3 tablespoons of the fat in a large saucepan (discard the rest) and whisk in the flour on a low heat. Gradually add the wine, stirring until thickened, then slowly whisk in the roasting juices, adding enough stock to make a light gravy. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the resting juices from the turkey to the gravy, plus a little of the citrusy glaze from the roasting tin, and serve in a warmed jug alongside the carved turkey.

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years