Hints for the Christmas Chef
The Secret to a Perfect Roast Turkey
HOW TO COOK
Weigh: After it’s stuffed to get the timing right
Prepare: Pour a little water, wine or sherry into the roasting tin to keep moist
Cover: Use foil to stop the top from burning and remove for the last 30 minutes
Every Christmas chef should know that getting the exact weight of your bird is key to making sure your turkey timings are spot on. It’s also peace of mind knowing you aren’t going to over or under cook on the big day, leaving you time to relax. Don’t forget to leave up to an hour for the bird to rest.
3kg - 2 hours 10 minutes
3.5kg - 2 hours 20 minutes
4kg - 2 hours 50 minutes
4.5kg - 3 hours
5kg - 3 hours 10 minutes
5.5kg - 3 hours 20 minutes
6kg - 3 hours 30 minutes
6.5kg - 3 hours 40 minutes
7kg - 3 hours 50 minutes
NOTE: Please use these turkey timings as a guideline and ensure you refer to packaging for correct cooking times.
CHOOSE A TURKEY CROWN
- If you don’t want to cook a whole bird, a turkey crown is ideal for a smaller oven as they’re quick to cook and offer little waste. Our Fresh British Free Range Bronze Turkey Crowns are reared on RSPCA Assured farms where the birds can roost and roam.