Above all else, really don’t stress about cooking. Enjoy it. If you enjoy it, the food will taste loved and that’s the most important thing.
Don’t overcook the turkey! Invest in a digital thermometer to make sure you get it just right. This will probably be the best bit of kit you’ll buy for Christmas and will save you serving undercooked or overcooked turkey. They are easy to use and relatively cheap, why not add to your Christmas list?
If you can, brine your turkey the day before, this will help keep the bird juicy when you come to roast it.
For the brine:
- 3 litres of cold water
- 300g table salt
To make, pour the water and the salt into a container that can fit the turkey and the liquid, whisk the salt and water together to dissolve the salt. Then submerge the turkey in the brine and pop on a lid for at least six hours, after this time remove them from the liquid and leave to air dry in the fridge overnight.