Christmas Roast Turkey Recipe

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Jamie Oliver


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12 strips of pancetta or thinly sliced streaky bacon

4 medium red onions peeled

2 carrots peeled

zest of 1 lemon

a pinch of grated nutmeg

4 4 5kg 9 10lb turkey preferably free range or organic at room temperature

50 g 2oz butter

2 sticks of celery trimmed and chopped

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

300 g 10 oz minced pork

1 large orange

a handful of dried apricots

1 large free range or organic egg

12 small fresh rosemary sprigs plus a few extra

a big handful of breadcrumbs

a sprig of fresh sage leaves picked

olive oil

1 1litres 2 pints chicken or vegetable stock

2 tablespoons plain flour

1 bulb of garlic broken into cloves

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