How to roast the ultimate Christmas turkey
Making a flavoured rub for turkey
Add flavour and a crispy skin to your Christmas turkey by making a chilli rub.
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Preparing the turkey skin for the rub
Prepare the skin of the turkey by easing the skin away from the meat with a spoon, this will allow you to get the rub between the skin and meat.
How to get crispy turkey skin
Add your butter rub between the skin and the meat, as far as it will go, then massage it into the meat from the outside. This technique will give you a delicious crispy skin.
Top tip: Add clementines to your turkey
Adding clementines to your turkey adds both flavour and moisture while it's cooking.
Adding a sauce to the turkey skin
Injecting a sauce straight into your turkey before cooking will give you the most juicy and flavoursome bird.