Quick and Easy

Paris butter roast turkey

Basted in the famously flavourful Café de Paris butter sauce, this roast turkey recipe creates a succulent, juicy bird. Despite a few ingredients on the list, Paris butter is truly just a delicious throw-together
Paris butter roast turkeyIan Wallace /Bauer syndication
3H 30M


Paris butter


1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Discard the neck of the turkey, then rinse the turkey under cold water. Pat dry with absorbent paper.
2.For the Paris butter, combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
3.Rub 2 tbsp of the Paris butter inside the large cavity of the turkey, then rub another 2 tbsp all over the turkey. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the turkey.
4.Place the turkey on an oiled wire rack in a large flame-proof baking dish. Pour water into the dish, cover tightly with greased foil and roast for 2 hours.
5.Uncover the turkey and roast for a further 1½ hours, basting every 20 minutes with more Paris butter until the turkey is browned all over and cooked through. Cover loosely to keep warm and rest for 20 minutes.
6.Serve the turkey garnished with herb sprigs and with the pan juices in a serving jug.
  • If preferred, simply flavour the butter with crushed garlic and chopped herbs.

Related stories