Here's How To Cook The Perfect Turkey For Christmas Dinner

It is the time of year when homes across the country will be taking on the task of cooking the perfect turkey. Getting your big bird cooked to perfection can for some make or break the day.

Here's How To Cook The Perfect Turkey For Christmas Dinner

Work out what size bird you will need based on the number of people you are having for dinner. For example a 3-4kg bird will feed between four to six people.

Plan Ahead

Preparing some of your foods the day before eases the pressure of cooking a turkey on Christmas Day.


'Just relax ..treat it just like any other Sunday dinner where you take the turkey out of the oven every hour to baste it using the juices from the tray'.

Treat It Like Any Other Sunday Dinner

Adrian advises to make sure the turkey is cooked to perfection cut into the leg and check if the juices are nice and clear. The meat should NOT be pink but should be white and piping hot.

Treat It Like Any Other Sunday Dinner

If you put a cold turkey in a hot oven you will shock the meat which will immediately toughen it up and dry it out.

Cook From Room Temperature

'Try new things with your turkey to keep things interesting,' said Adrian. 'For example this year I plan to use a bit of smoked garlic butter over my turkey. You can also use something Christmassy like a clementine placed into the cavity or add herbs, rosemary and thyme.

Mix Things Up

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