Turkey is one of the most traditional meals we cook in a year, but that doesn’t mean you have to do the same thing every year. These fantastic flavourings and glazes will really make your turkey stand out — and they’re all so easy to make!


Under the skin: Toasted sesame oil + sliced ginger
In the cavity: Chopped spring onions + peeled ginger + Chinese five spice
On the outside: Olive oil + soy sauce + honey

Lemon and garlic

Under the skin: Butter + olive oil + lemon zest and juice + garlic + parsley
In the cavity: Halved lemons + thyme
On the outside: Butter + olive oil + lemon zest and juice + garlic + parsley


Under the skin: Extra-virgin olive oil + rosemary + finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
In the cavity: Sliced garlic + Parmesan rinds
On the outside: Extra-virgin olive oil + oregano + thyme

Cranberry glaze

Under the skin: Butter + sage
In the cavity: Halved orange + quartered onion
On the outside: Boil cranberry juice until reduced to a quarter, then brush over the turkey


Under the skin: Butter + thinly-sliced chorizo + lime zest + coriander
In the cavity: Halved lives + sliced garlic + coriander
On the outside: Butter + lime zest + coriander