Roast turkey with sage & onion butter and Marsala gravy

This is a really tasty and easy roast recipe that won't let you down on the big day

Stir the flour into the tin using a wooden spoon, scraping the residue off the bottom of the tin as you go. Cook for 2 mins, then stir in the Marsala or Madeira and bring to the boil. Make...

  • Yield: Serves 8 with leftovers
  • Cooking time: 4 Hour 45 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
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  • 7kg/15lb 4oz fresh turkey Turkey terk-eeThe traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round though is only readily…
  • 2 onions Onion un-yunOnions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia… , halved
  • 1 lemon Lemon le-monOval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits… , quartered
  • 75g soft butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage Sage sa-agePopular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 200ml marsala wine or Madeira
  • 400-500ml/14fl oz-18fl oz hot chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp cranberry jelly

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