Buttered Roast Turkey

Buttered Roast Turkey

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About this recipe: This is a simple way to prepare a turkey without stuffing. The secret ingredient is butter - it enhances the bird's natural flavour. When the turkey is done, the juices may be used to prepare a gravy by adding cornflour 1 tablespoon at a time until the gravy begins to thicken.


Serves: 10 

  • 1 whole turkey
  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup water

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Rinse turkey and remove giblets. Place turkey, breast side down in a roasting tin. Insert half of the butter inside the turkey. Place remaining butter in pieces around the turkey. Pour water into the tin.
  3. Cook covered for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature of the thigh has reached 80 C.

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