Perfect Roast Turkey

for Christmas Day

Cooking in a Miele combination steam oven guarantees that your Christmas Day turkey will be wonderfully succulent with a crispy skin, while the roast probe eliminates any guesswork for perfect results every time.


  • 6-8 kg turkey
  • 2 red onions, cut into quarters
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Parsley stalks
  • Handful of thyme
  • 8 rashers of streaky bacon
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Scatter the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, parsley and thyme into the base of the roasting tin.

  2. Rub the turkey with vegetable oil, salt and pepper. Lay the rashers of bacon across the breast on the turkey. Place the turkey on top of the vegetables. Carefully position the roast probe so that it is in the thickest part of the breast.

  3. Transfer to a Miele combination steam oven with the probe towards the back of the oven and making sure that it is slightly facing towards the top of the oven.

  4. Set the oven to;
    1st stage - Fan plus, 225°C - 20% moisture - 15 minutes
    2nd stage - Fan plus, 180°C -100% moisture - until core temperature is 60°C
    3rd stage - Fan plus, 180°C - 30% moisture - until core temperature is 68°C

  5. Remove from the oven and cover with tin foil and a couple of tea towels. Allow to rest for half of the cooking time.

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