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TURKEY SIZE & COOKING GUIDE

Wondering what size turkey you need? Use our turkey size guide to help you choose the best turkey size option for you. Looking for a smaller alternative to a whole turkey? One of our rolled turkey breasts would be perfect. See our turkey options listed below the size guide.

Please keep in mind that these are approximations only and based on no other protein being served.

SIZE GUIDE

WHOLE FREE RANGE TURKEY
(fresh or frozen)

A whole, free range turkey will feed plenty of people and will both look and taste amazing at your Christmas or Thanksgiving feast.

4kg – Serves 8-10
5kg – Serves 10-12
6kg – Serves 12-15
7kg – Serves 15-20
8kg – Serves 20-25

PLEASE NOTE: Turkeys larger than 4kg are only available in store and not for home delivery or click & collect.

SEASONAL
(available Nov & Dec only) 

Our home made Cranberry, Almond & Thyme Stuffing is available as an optional extra to stuff yourself.

FREE RANGE TURKEY BREAST
(fresh or Frozen)

This is an ideal option for your Christmas or Thanksgiving feast if you are looking for a smaller alternative to a large whole turkey. It’s easier to carve and is certainly still a perfect centrepiece.

Our free range turkey breast is available as a single or double breast. The turkey breast is rolled, skin on and then netted – ready to roast.

SEASONAL (available Nov & Dec only) 
Our free range rolled turkey breast roasts are also available stuffed with our own home made Cranberry, Almond & Thyme Stuffing.

Single Breast (1.5kg) – Serves 6
Double Breast (3kg) – Serves 12

COOKING GUIDE

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE YOU START
1. Remove your turkey from the fridge 20/30 minutes before placing in the oven. Ideally it should be longer, especially with larger birds as a Summer Christmas in the Queensland heat isn’t best friends with raw poultry. You’ll need to be mindful of the heat and be careful of how long your bird is out of the fridge before cooking.

2. The secret to perfectly cooked turkey, every time: The best way to tell if your turkey is cooked is by using a digital cooking thermometer. The recommended internal temperature for cooked poultry is 75°C.

Always double-check by sticking the probe in several different spots within the thigh or breast, to find the lowest reading. If returning to the oven, allow 10-15 minutes, then test again until the correct temperature is reached.

 

3. Without a thermometer, the classic way to test is to push a spoon under the turkey leg so that it pierces the skin (or use a skewer), and inspect the juices that collect in the spoon. The juices should be pale gold and clear; if there are traces of blood, return to the oven as above.

TO COOK

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C
2. ALL SIZES START AT 200°C for 20 mins
3. Drop the temperature to 160°C and follow suggested cooking times below:

4kg  – 20 min + 2 hours & 40 mins
5kg  – 20 min + 3 hours & 20 mins
6kg – 20 min + 4 hours
7kg – 20 min + 4 hours & 40 mins
8kg  – 20 min + 5 hours & 20 mins

OR UNTIL INTERNAL TEMPERATURE READS 75°C | 165°F
(Refer to Important Notes above for details on using a digital thermometer to read the internal temperature.)

RESTING TIME
It is essential to rest your turkey for 30-45 minutes before carving (the temperature will continue to rise). Put the bird in a warm place, tented with foil. It won’t get cold – but it will become juicier, and easier to carve.