DAVID'S TOP TURKEY TIPS
"Sourcing Christmas turkeys for our customers is quite the responsibility. I look for slow-growing, flavoursome breeds which have been farmed as naturally as possible. The less intensively a turkey is raised, the better it's going to taste. A happy turkey is a tasty turkey"
How big should my turkey be?
As a rule of thumb, you should buy for up to 500g of turkey weight per person - so if you’ve got six people for Christmas, you need a 3kg bird - more, of course, if you want plenty of leftovers. Just make sure it will fit in your oven!
What kind of turkey should I choose?
It's down to your budget and your personal preference, our bronze turkeys are game-hung for an old fashioned, intense flavour, whereas our farm-assured white turkeys deliver plenty of pearly-white breast meat and consistent flavour. Organic free-range turkeys, supplied to us by Gressingham, are tasty and slow-growing. And if you want a turkey that's easy to cook and carve, or you're having a smaller feast, you could opt for a crown or joint of a whole bird.
How do I cook it?
This depends on the size of the bird, but don't worry, each of our turkeys come with full cooking insructions.
What can I do with leftovers?
From Christmas night sandwiches to Boxing Day buffets. The versatile meat can be chopped into risottos, pasta sauces and salads or transformed into creamy pies and sizzling curries and don't forget to use the bones as a base for a delicious, warming wintery soup.