Bacon Topped British Turkey

Bacon Topped Turkey

Serves 6
Preparation time 10-12 minutes
Cooking time 1 hour 5 minutes
Calories per portion 302
Fat content per portion 8.5g

1 x 800g / 1lb 12oz British turkey breast roll joint
4-5 tbsp redcurrant jelly
1 tbsp oil
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
50g / 2oz button mushrooms, wiped and sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
225g / 8oz streaky bacon
Flat leaf parsley and fresh redcurrants to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375º/Gas Mark 5, 10 minutes before roasting. Wipe the joint and reserve. Warm the redcurrant jelly until smooth and brush 1-2 tbsp over the turkey.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and gently sauté the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook for a further 2 minutes. Add seasoning to taste and the chopped parsley and arrange on top of the turkey
  3. Arrange the streaky bacon across the mushroom topping so that the mushrooms are completely encased. Place in a roasting tin and cook in the oven for the calculated cooking time. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, warm the remaining redcurrant jelly and pour over the joint, garnish and serve with freshly cooked vegetables and a gravy of your choice.

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