Food The roast turkey
It’s Thanksgiving today, when Americans celebrate the safe arrival of the first Pilgrims that settled in the country almost 400 years ago. Families mark the occasion by serving up a feast, traditionally a turkey with all the trimmings and apple, pecan or pumpkin-based desserts.
If you’re celebrating, why not try these Thanksgiving-inspired recipes, including an American-style dressing, green bean casserole and, of course, tips on how to roast the turkey.
For a basic, unstuffed roast turkey, bring the bird to room temperature and place in a large roasting tin. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and drizzle the turkey with olive oil, massaging it into the skin with your fingers. Sprinkle with a little sea salt. Next, wash your hands and cover the turkey lightly with foil. Roast for 40 minutes per kg (larger birds