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Oven Roasted Free-Range Christmas Turkey

By November 5, 2018December 3rd, 2021Christmas Recipes, Poultry
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Christmas Turkey is a tradition for many festive lunches and dinners, and with our delicious free-range turkeys, it’s sure to be a hit. We have put together some useful hints and tips to cook the perfect oven roasted turkey, to come out a treat every time. It all comes down to the right cooking and resting times also basting the turkey throughout the cooking period.

Oven Roasted Christmas Turkey Ingredients 

Method

  • Start by rinsing your turkey under cold water and then dry out the skin by pressing with paper towel to absorb the moisture.
  • Preheat your oven to 180º degrees, grease a wire rack and place inside a backing dish.
  • Place your turkey breast side up on top of rack, season well with oil, salt & pepper
  • Place a good 1 ½ to 2 cups of water underneath the turkey. To add more flavour substitute the water for stock.
  • Cover your turkey with alfoil and place in the oven for 1 ½ hrs.
  • After the first 1 ½ hrs remove the foil from turkey and continue to roast for a further 1 ½ – 2 Hrs. basting your turkey every 20 mins with the stock that is in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Cook your turkey to internal tempreature of 72˚internal.
  • Once cooked, cover your turkey with foil and tea towel then allow to rest for 30 mins minimum.

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