Turkey Recipes

Turkey Crown with Garlic Gravy recipe

This is a lovely alternative to the usual Christmas dinner if you're only cooking for a few people. A turkey crown is an economical way of cooking turkey for Christmas for just a few people, and the sweet garlic gravy is a welcome addition.


  • 1 turkey breast crown on the bone, 2.25kg
  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 350ml chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Heat the oven to 180C. Place the joint skin side up in a roasting tin, then brush oil all over the breasts of the joint and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Cover with foil, then put in the oven and roast for 45 minutes.

  3. Place the garlic head in the roasting tin, basting it with any juices, then roast uncovered for another 1 and a half hours.

  4. Put the turkey on a platter to rest, covered with foil, then scoop the fat off the pan juices and put them into a blender along with the garlic cloves and stock. Blitz until smooth, then heat until just simmering. Serve over the turkey.

Garlic roasted in this way turns lovely and sweet, and when blended with the chicken stock it yields a thick and tasty gravy. This recipe serves 10.

Author: Laura Young.

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350mlabout 1 ½ cups (1.4794 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
180C350F / Gas Mark 4


Published: November 23, 2011
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