The secrets to a perfect roast turkey

Cooking a turkey can be a daunting task for anyone, but we’re here to help. We’re here to guide you through all the prep tips, cooking advice and oven timings needed to create a succulent centre piece. Be sure to plan ahead and remember that our frozen Turkeys are available in store now and fresh Turkeys available from 19th December.

2-2.5kg serves 4-6

3kg serves 6-7

3.5kg serves 7-8

4-4.5kg serves 8-10

5-5.5kg serves10-12

6-6.5kg serves 12-15

 

How to cook

  • Weigh, Prep then Cover
  • Always weigh the turkey after it’s stuffed to get the timing right. Pour water into the roasting tin to keep moist and use foil to prevent burning. Remove the foil for the last 30 mins so that the skin becomes golden and crispy.

Turkey cooking times

All timings are based on an oven temperature of 180°C Fan/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

4-5kg

Cook time: 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes

Rest time: 1 hour 30 minutes

5-6kg

Cook time: 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours

Rest time: 1 hour 30 minutes

6-7kg

Cook time: 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes

Rest time: 2 hours

7-8kg

Cook time: 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours

Rest time: 2 hours

8-9kg

Cook time: 4 hours to 4 hours 15 minutes

Rest time: 2 hours

9-10kg

Cook time: 4 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes

Rest time: 2 hours

NOTE: Please use these turkey timings as a guideline and ensure you refer to packaging for correct cooking times.

 

Turkey Taste Kitchen

Learn how to prepare your Christmas turkey like a professional with our handy Taste Kitchen videos. Below you’ll see how to carve your turkey and how to dress it.

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The Binder family have been rearing prized turkeys on their peaceful north Suffolk farm for over 30 years. Using traditional methods, they allow the turkeys to reach full maturity while they roam, roost and forage in open woodland on the farm. Learn more about this amazing supplier before choosing the perfect turkey for you.

 

Turkey crowns for a smaller Christmas dinner

  • Choose the perfect turkey crown
  • If you have a smaller guest list for your Christmas dinner then a turkey crown might be the way to go. They’re quicker to cook and easy to carve and come in a choice for Free Range, Bronze or stuffed.
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