CHRISTMAS RECIPE: Roasted Turkey With Lemon Parsley & Garlic | Gordon Ramsay

Serves eight to 10.

You will need

1 free-range turkey (ideally Norfolk Black or Bronze), about 5-5.5kg,

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper,

2 onions, peeled and halved,

1 lemon, halved,

1 head of garlic, halved horizontally,

6 bay leaves,

Olive oil, to drizzle,

8 rashers smoked streaky bacon For the lemon, parsley and garlic butter 375g butter, at room temperature

1 tbsp olive oil

Finely grated zest and juice of 2 small lemons

3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

Small bunch of flat leaf parsley, leaves only, chopped

Method

Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7. Meanwhile, prepare the lemon, parsley and garlic butter.

Put the butter into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil and mix well. Add the lemon zest and juice, crushed garlic and chopped parsley. Mix well to combine.

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