For many people, Christmas = Turkey. If like me, you are cooking for just yourself and one other, a whole turkey, weighing in at 15 lbs isn’t the most practical or cost effective way to go about things. For me, cooking a turkey crown instead of a whole turkey is the perfect solution. A turkey crown is basically just the breast of the bird and it is much easier and quicker to cook than a whole turkey.
I have recently been working with Bearfaced Groceries who source seasonal produce from local farmers and deliver it straight to your door (kind of like Santa for foodies). They kindly provided me with the turkey crown I used to create this recipe.
Honey Maple Roasted Turkey Crown Ingredients
1 turkey crown (2 kg)
1 large white onion
2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Start by preheating the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and giving the turkey a good rinse.
Next slice the onion and place it in a roasting tray and put the turkey on top.
In a small saucepan, heat the oil, syrup, honey, garlic and about 2 tablespoons of water on low heat, make sure it is mixed well.
Use a brush to cover the turkey.
Once the maple mixture is on the turkey, add the rosemary – it will stick to the turkey because of the mixture you have painted on.
Place in the oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes, once you get to the 1 hour and 20 minute mark, increase the heat to 200 degrees.
Enjoy with creamy mashed potatoes and seasonal greens.