Cooking & Storage
When you get your Walters Turkey home it's important that you take good care of it!
Your turkey will be boxed, with vacuum packed giblets, fresh rosemary and a Pop-up Timer®. It can remain in the box for a couple of days. If your turkey is a large one, it may not fit in a box, and therefore it's important to remove it from the plastic bag as soon as possible. Place the turkey in the refrigerator if possible. If not, place the turkey in a very cool ventilated position. Make sure that this is animal and vermin proof!
Turkey Cooking Instructions for Christmas
These instructions are taken from The Good Housekeeping Cooking Book which has proved successful over many years in the Walters Household. With this recipe, and regularly checking whether the Pop-up Timer has popped, you are guarenteed not to over cook your turkey.
Firstly stuff the turkey with your favourite stuffing, and then calculate your cooking time. As the turkeys are hung in the traditional manner they are very tender and therefore it's very important that you don't over cook it.
|Weight in KGs||Weight in Lbs||Slow Cook 325°F/160°C||Slow Cook 400°F/200°C|
|2.75 - 3.75||6 - 8||3 - 3.5 hours||2.25 - 2.5 hours|
|3.75 - 4.5||8 - 10||3.5 - 3.75 hours||2.5 - 2.75 hours|
|4.5 - 5.5||10 - 12||3.75 - 4 hours||2.75 hours|
|5.5 - 6.25||12 - 14||4 - 4.25 hours||3 hours|
|6.25 - 7.25||14 - 16||4.25 - 4.5 hours||3 - 3.25 hours|
|7.25 - 8.2||16 - 18||4.5 - 4.75 hours||3.25 - 3.5 hours|
If foil is used, unwrap 30 mins before cooking time is finished to allow for browning.
Also a good tip is to let the bird stand for at least 10 - 15 minutes out of the oven to let the juices in the meat settle before carving.