Recipe Christmas Turkey

You will need:

  • 1 carcass of Turkey (3-4 kg);
  • head garlic;
  • 1 orange;
  • 2 sour Apple;
  • 30 g butter;
  • mustard to taste;
  • pepper to taste;
  • ground black pepper to taste;
  • salt to taste;
  • the leaves of rosemary and sage;
  • vegetable oil and chicken fat.

Dish for Christmas start cooking with a choice of a Turkey. Better to buy a fresh bird, if bird is frozen, in the evening of the previous day and leave it in a cool place.

It is impossible to defrost the Turkey, like other poultry, in the microwave, under hot water and near the battery. In the best case, the meat will lose taste in the worst – spoiled.

Stuff the Turkey

Immediately turn the oven, so she has time to warm up to 220оС until you're stuffed Christmas Turkey. A fully thawed bird, rinse with cold water and always wipe from the excess moisture. RUB a mixture of salt and pepper, and dry powdered paprika. Now make slits with a knife, insert them in half cloves of garlic. To cook a Turkey for Christmas juicier, put in the incision and a little butter or chicken fat.

The surface of the whole carcass and spread with mustard and olive oil. Put inside for flavor a few leaves of sage and rosemary, as well as nafarshiruyte the Turkey with quartered fruit.

Bake the Turkey for Christmas

Wrap the prepared and stuffed the bird in foil, pre-coated with butter. Put the Turkey breast down on a baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes. It is you have to warm up to 220оС. Then reduce the temperature to 170оС and bake the Turkey for another 3 hours.

Then remove the bird, remove the foil, pour the juice on top of the carcass and bake again, this time for 30-40 minutes. Check readiness, pierce the meat, if you see pink juice, cover the carcass with new foil and let sit in the oven for another 30-40 minutes. If the juice without blood, a whole roast Turkey at Christmas ready. Put it on a beautiful dish, decorate with greens and boiled potatoes.

Turkey, baked in the sleeve

Roasting sleeve is much better than the usual roasting and baking meat. First, it is helpful, secondly, the dishes are not as dry. So consider the recipe at Christmas – the Turkey sleeve.

Turkey drumstick, baked in the sleeve


  • 2 drumsticks of the Turkey;
  • 500 g potatoes;
  • 1 sour Apple;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • spices for roasting poultry to taste
  • vegetable oil.

Defrost the Turkey drumsticks, rinse and wipe with paper towels. Brush with vegetable oil and RUB well with mixture of salt, pepper and crushed garlic and spices, chosen according to the taste. Place the drumsticks of the Turkey for baking in the package. There lay the slices of peeled potato and thin slices of Apple. Put in oven and bake the Turkey in the sleeve for about 1.5 hours, while the temperature should be 200 degrees.

Turkey fillet in the sleeve


  • 500-600 g fillet of Turkey;
  • 3 cloves garlic;
  • 2 tsp Caucasian adzhika;
  • other spices to taste.

Dish for Christmas you can make with Turkey fillet, baked in a sleeve. Rinse it in cold water and Pat dry with paper towels. Do the meat of the slot, and paste the pieces of garlic. Then RUB the Turkey breast with salt, ground black pepper and cheese, you can sprinkle your favorite spices. Place the prepared poultry meat in the oven bag and bake. Cook for 1 hour at a temperature of 180oC.

Turkey breast baked in the sleeve


  • 1 kg Turkey breast;
  • 1 cube of chicken broth
  • 300 ml of water;
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil;
  • 1 onion;
  • 1 tbsp dry green;
  • fresh herbs;
  • pinch of granulated garlic.

For the sauce:

  • chicken broth;
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar;
  • powder for thickening the sauce.

The Turkey breast wash and wipe from the water. Prepare a mixture of finely shred onion, add the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and spices to taste, put the garlic, pepper, dry herbs. Stir and RUB the breast after you place it into the sleeve for baking, and add a broth cube (pre-dissolve it in hot boiled water). Tie, make a small hole on top to release steam. Send a Turkey in a bag in the oven and bake for 50 minutes at 180 degrees. Breast is ready take it out of the sleeve, put on a dish and pour the sauce from the broth, vinegar and powder for thickening. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.

Baked Turkey thigh sleeve


  • 1 kg of Turkey thigh.

For the marinade:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce;
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar;
  • piece of fresh ginger root;
  • half of the pod of hot pepper;
  • 3 cloves garlic;
  • 1 red bell pepper;
  • greens.

Rinse Turkey thighs and Pat dry. In a blender grind ginger root, sweet and hot peppers, onions, garlic. Add the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Pour the Turkey meat marinade for a few hours. Turn on the oven, preheat to 200 degrees. Marinate the meat put it in a sleeve for baking, the edges will seal with special clips or tie, place on a baking sheet, top cut a small hole for steam output. Cook for 1 hour.

Tips to recipes for cooking a Turkey for Christmas

  1. Choose the carcass of a Turkey, not a Turkey, the meat is tougher
  2. Pay attention to the size, if you cook the Turkey. entirely. Big bird is baked through long and could burn and stay raw inside.
  3. For stuffing, use different stuffing, for example, good to cook a Turkey with prunes and rice.