How to Cook Your Ideal Turkey
9-12lb turkey for 8-10 people
12-15lb turkey for 10-12 people
15-18lb turkey for 14-16 people
18-22lbturkey for 20-22 people
1 turkey (see lbs per person)
Halen Mon salt and pepper
Rapeseed olive oil
Herbs and seasoning
Bunch of parsley (optional)
Gwenlas welsh butter
Shropshire spice stuffing mix
Preparing Your Turkey:
Firstly, make sure you have thawed your turkey before cooking. It can take up to several days depending on the size (24 hours for every 5lb of turkey)
Remove the turkey from the fridge 1-2 hours before roasting (again, depending on the size)
Preheat your over at 400-450 degrees F (200-230 degrees C).
Depending on personal preference, this is where you can add stuffing, vegetables, flavouring (broth), herbs and seasonings.
Roasting Your Turkey:
Before placing your turkey into the oven, lower the temperature to 325-350 degrees F (165-180 degrees C) and calculate the cooking time depending on the weight of your turkey (13-15 minutes per pound), therefore if you have a 15 pound turkey it would cook in an estimated time of 3 and half hours, or until juices from the turkey runs clear.
Rub rapeseed olive oil and preferred seasoning all over the bird, place into a dish with a slab of Gwenlas welsh butter, cover with tin foil and place in oven, consistently checking its progress throughout, 45 minutes before the end of the recommended cooking time remove the tin foil and place back into the oven in order for the breast to golden.
Turkey cooked, ready to carve and serve.