Can’t wait to tuck into the festive turkey this year but worried about what it will do to your diet? This fantastic recipe has all the answers with this succulent FODMAP friendly recipe that will ensure you don’t ruin your dieting success over the holidays while still getting all the delicate taste sensations you want from a Christmas bird.
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Golden in colour and soft and tender in texture, this fantastic Christmas turkey recipe is the perfect solution to a great Christmas that is perfect for the family and your low FODMAP diet if you suffer from food intolerance. Whether you choose to make it the centre piece on the Christmas Day dinner table or have it later in the holidays as a Boxing Day or New Year treat is up to you but what’s for certain is this is a succulent and juicy dish perfect for sharing with loved ones.
To make this recipe, you will need:
- 1 tbsp duck fat
- 1 whole turkey weighing approximately 15lb (6-7kg)
- 1 tbsp salt and pepper
- 2 cups of pork stuffing (approximately 200g)
To make the roast turkey, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Pre-heat the oven to 325°F (approximately 160°C).
- Place the whole turkey in a roast pan. Make sure you have removed the giblets from inside.
- Season the turkey with salt and pepper. Make sure you season inside the cavity as well as on the top of the skin.
- Taking the pork stuffing, stuff the cavity of the turkey. Save some of the stuffing for later.
- Rub the skin of the turkey with the duck fat.
- Prepare the bird for roasting by tucking the wings under the breast and tying the legs together. You should use kitchen twine for this.
- Cover the turkey loosely with foil (known as tenting) and place in the centre of the oven.
- Leave the turkey to roast for 20 minutes per lb (450g). For a 16lb/7kg this will take about 5 hours in total but always check the turkey is cooked through before serving.
- Take the stuffing you saved earlier and place in the oven. Cook uncovered for the last 20-30 minutes so that surface crisps up.
- Make sure the pork in the stuffing is cooked all the way through and serve with the turkey, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Make the most of the festivities this Christmas and that includes Christmas dinner. To find out more about Food intolerance and if you may have visit YorkTest the food intolerance experts.
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