Watch our organic turkeys pecking in the pasture:
For full instructions, read our ultimate guide on how to cook a turkey.
Place in a roasting tray, brush with melted butter and season lightly. Cook at 180°C/Gas 4 for 65 mins. Make sure the juices run clear – test with a skewer. If the juices are pink, return to the oven for another 5 mins, then test again. Repeat as necessary. Rest in a warm place for 10 mins before serving.
Keep in fridge below 5˚C, and use by the date on the label. Pre-frozen, do not refreeze.
For our turkeys and turkey joints, we allow 300g of cooked meat per serving. This allows a generous 200g each for Christmas dinner, plus plenty of leftovers for sandwiches, curry or whatever takes your fancy. Our year round whole chicken serving sizes allow 200g cooked meat per person, which makes a generous meal but doesn’t allow for leftovers in the same way.
Organic turkey farmer
Our free range organic turkeys reach maturity at their own pace while they graze organic pasture on small Westcountry farms. We choose Bronze birds: a slow-growing traditional breed that gives rich, juicy meat with an intense natural flavour. Having spent the first five to six weeks snug in a barn under heat lamps, they go out to grass and spend their days wandering around the pasture and popping in and out of their sheds as they choose. At night, they are bedded down with fresh straw and tucked up in the sheds for protection.