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Now that you’ve ordered the best turkey in Yorkshire, (or possibly the world) what do you do next? We advise cooking it perfectly, Herb Fed tell us upside down is fantastic as your turkey will self baste. This recipe has been given to us by the experts themselves.


Set the oven to 180C/ 170C (fan) / Gas Mark 4.

Put the turkey in the large roasting tin and into the oven breast side down. About halfway through the suggested cooking time turn the bird over on to its back to brown the breast.

The bird is cooked when the juices from deep in the thigh run clear when skewered. If the juices are pink, return to the oven and check at 10 minute intervals.

After cooking allow the turkey to rest uncovered for at least 30 minutes before carving.

Suggested cooking times – should be used as a guideline only.

40 mins per 1kg for the first 4kg, then 45 mins for every 1kg over that weight,

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