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Roast Christmas Turkey

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Roast Christmas Turkey

Roast turkey is a real Christmas crowd-pleaser! Here we show you how to quickly roast a whole bird in your convection microwave and we’ve even included a recipe for cranberry sauce you can whip up in a bread maker.
Servings: 6


  • 2.5 kg turkey
  • 60 g butter
  • 1 stick celery finely sliced
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 small cooking apples peeled and grated
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon brandy extra
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Lemon pepper or seasoned salt to taste


  • Clean and pat dry turkey with paper towel.
  • Melt butter in a 1-litre casserole dish on 1000 W for 30 to 40 seconds.
  • Add celery, onion and apples and cook on 1000 W for 5 minutes.
  • Add brandy, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and stuff mixture into cleaned turkey.
  • Pierce skin of turkey with a fork.
  • Secure legs of turkey with string.
  • Brush with oil.
  • Sprinkle with extra brandy, and lemon pepper or seasoned salt.
  • Place turkey on glass shelf in middle shelf positon.
  • Cook on 600 W for 50 to 55 minutes turning over halfway
  • Cook on Convection 180°C for 20 minutes.
  • Stand 15 minutes before serving with cranberry sauce