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How Long to Cook a Turkey

Remember when Roasting Poultry, Turkey and Chicken must be roasted thoroughly to prevent the risk of food poisoning. Goose & Duck can also be fully cooked or roasted until lightly pink so that the meat remains moist and tender. If you choose to stuff the Turkey, remember to recalculate the overall weight and adjust the cooking time accordingly. The neck cavity is the preferred area for stuffing a Turkey.

Cooking Time Guide.
A guide for cooking Turkey, Chicken, Goose and Duck.

This guide is an estimate, please  ensure that the Turkey is properly cooked before serving
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Cooking Time Guide



It will take approximately:


 

Weight Converter
Easily convert pounds to kilos or kilos to pounds with our easy to use weight calculator. Enter the weight of your ingredient and click the convert button and you will have an instant conversion figure displayed below.

Weight Converter

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Top Tip’s

  • Remove the wishbone. Make for easier carving.

  • If possible roast the bird on a wire/rack trivet .

  • Season and fill the cavity with aromatic vegetables and herbs (carrots, celery, onion, garlic, rosemary & thyme) to enhance flavour of the meat and sauce.

  • Roast the bird breast side down. Most of the fat deposits are on the back of the bird which will render through the breast allowing the turkey cook in its own juices. We do not recommend using tin foil as this will result in a steamed skin.

  • Is it Cooked? There are two ways of checking, Ovens and Turkeys will vary so take a thin skewer and insert it into the thickest part of the leg, between the Breast and the base of the Thigh, remove and press it flat against the flesh to ensure the juices run clear or twist the turkey drumstick, if it gives and there is not too much resistance that indicates the turkey is cooked.

  • Before carving, allow your roast to rest for a tender more succulent texture.


Oven Temperature

Fahrenheit

Celsius(Centigrade)

Gas Mark

Description

225°F

110C

1/4

Very cool/very slow

250°F

130C

1/2

 

275°F

140C

1

cool

300°F

150C

2

 

325°F

170C

3

very moderate

350°F

180C

4

moderate

375°F

190C

5

 

400°F

200C

6

moderately hot

425°F

220C

7

hot

450°F

230C

8

 

475°F

240C

9

very hot

This is an approximate conversion chart between gas mark and electric ovens. This chart should be accurate enough for all your cooking needs, though keep in mind the temperatures will vary between different types, brands, sizes of ovens, in addition to your locations altitude, temperature, humidity, etc.

*Disclaimer. The guides on this web site are tools for guidance only. Christmas Made Easy do not take responsibility for the accuracy or use of this information.


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