20 Minute Microwave Turkey
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Stuffed Turkey Crown

  • 60g salted butter
  • 1 large brown onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh sage, chopped
  • 50g toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 60g dried cranberries
  • 180g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 5ml (1 tsp) fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 5ml (1 tsp) lemon zest
  • 1 extra large egg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Turkey Roast
  • 2 – 2,3kg turkey crown, deboned
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 250g smoked streaky bacon/pancetta
  • sage leaves, to weave
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • 125ml (½ cup) white wine
  • (Chardonnay/Chenin blanc)
  • 250ml (1 cup) chicken stock
  • 125ml (½ cup) fresh cream
  • 7,5 ml (1½ tsp) cornflour, mixed with
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • roast potatoes, to serve
  • steamed vegetables, to serve
  1. For the stuffing, melt the butter in a pan and sauté the onion, about 10 minutes, until soft and translucent. Set aside to cool, then place the onion, 15ml (1 tbsp) chopped sage and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. Season to taste.
  2. For the roast, open the turkey with the skin facing down. Trim excess fat. Cover with cling film and flatten with a rolling pin. Season the meat lightly. Place the stuffing down the centre spine and roll in tightly from one side.
  3. Wrap the bacon/pancetta around the turkey and tie with butcher’s string. Weave the sage through the string. Drizzle with the olive oil and transfer the turkey to an ovenproof roasting dish. Pour the wine around the roast and cover with foil.
  4. Set the LG NeoChef™ function to Slow Cook, 110°C. Roast, 6 – 6½ hrs, until the juices run clear. Remove the foil and select the Grill function. Place the dish on the low rack and grill, about 8 minutes or until the bacon/ pancetta is crisp and browned.
  5. Lift the turkey out of the dish and cover with foil to rest. Skim off any excess oil, strain the juices and return the turkey to the roasting dish.
  6. For the gravy, add the stock, cream and cornflour paste to the pan juices. Select the Microwave function and microwave on 1 100W power until thickened. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  7. Serve the turkey carved, with roast potatoes, steamed vegetables and the warm, creamy gravy alongside.
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.