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Tom Kerridge - Turkey roll with Christmas crumble

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Christmas lunch is such an important meal to get right. The expectation from family and friends is always high, and the last thing you want to serve up is a big dry turkey. 

Tom Kerridge has come to the rescue with his turkey roll recipe by taking the meat off the bone and filling it with a gorgeous sage and onion stuffing, you are assured a moist flavoursome and pleasing Christmas turkey. As the bones have been removed, you can use them to create a winderful rich gravy, and this can be started up to 2 days in advance, reducing the time spent in the kitchen on Christmas day.

Turkey roll has been a favourite off the shelf alternative to the traditional roast turkey recipe for a long time. It's easier to cook, and comes ready prepared meaning the Christmas lunch cook gets some time with the family. Tom's turkey roll recipes needs a bit more work than the supermarket version but will be so much more pleasing, and with a bit of planning, will still allow plenty of time with the family.

Top tips for Tom Kerridge's Turkey Roll recipe

  • Use an instant read thermometer for testing your turkey roll.
  • You can make your gravy a day or two in advance and store it in the fridge. Use the bones from the turkey to get lots of flavour.
  • It may be cheating, but you could use a packet of sage and onion stuffing if you're really pushed for time.
  • When making the gravy, use a large metal spoon to skim off excess fat.