Herb-ty turkey


Christmas is only one week away from now, have you get ready your cookbook for the upcoming Christmas present exchange and gathering with your loved one? Herb-ty turkey surely will be the star on the dining table which are healthy yet delicious too.


  • 3kg of fresh turkey
  • 5g of fresh herbs
  • 1.5 teaspoons of oregano
  • 1.5 teaspoons of rosemary
  • 1.5 teaspoons of thyme
  • 1.5 teaspoons of sage
  • 1 teaspoon of marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 50g of sliced apple
  • 50g of sliced onion
  • 50g of sliced lemon
  • 50g of sliced orange
  • 700ml of water
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven for 10 minutes to 250 °C with the baking rack positioned on the bottom of the oven.
  2. Dry the turkey with a kitchen towel and place the turkey onto a roasting pan with turkey breast facing upward.
  3. Add minced fresh herbs, salt, oil and pepper in a mixing bowl and mix well. Apply the mixture evenly on the whole turkey including under the skin.
  4. Mix oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage and marjoram together and placed in the turkey cavity together with sliced apple, onion, lemon and orange.
  5. Use kitchen string to tie both legs together. Add the remaining mixture of oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage and marjoram with 700ml of water into the baking pan.
  6. Roast the turkey with 250 °C for 45 minutes or till the skin turn to golden brown.
  7. Remove whole baking pan from the oven and place two layers of foil over the turkey breast.
  8. Lower the oven heat to 180°C and roast it for another 1 hour 30 minutes. If baking pan begins to dry up, move the turkey to let sauces drill out onto the baking pan and top up 250ml of water.
  9. Remove the turkey from oven. Wrap the turkey with foil and let it rest for 15 minutes. Yummy turkey is ready to serve!

Merry Christmas in advance to all of you ❤