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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has cooked a turkey and if they could offer some advice.

I'd like to do a stuffing too, but have no idea what stuffing goes into a turkey.

My mum decided to buy a turkey this year and informed me that I would be cooking it. <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' /> Great huh.... going to struggle to cook lamb and turkey in the one oven. unsure I know that turkey has a tendency to dry out too. So if anyone has any ideas or had some success, please let me know what worked (or didn't).

TIA.
Just replying cuz I want to know how to do it too..... only just mastered how to do a perfect lamb last weekend so interested to know how to do turkey!




I dont know either, but im gonna ask my mum. She has always cooked good turkeys with stuffing!

Kris, QLD, Amber 2, Keira 1

ive now taken on the privlidge of cooking the turkey since my pop died.. did it last year for the first time and it was fab!

roasting in a oven bag is the best and easiest way to prevent it going dry, as turkey has a horrible chance of doing it.

Cooking times are on the oven bag pack(you can get either turkey bags or extra large bags)

I think the cooking time is around 2-2.5 hours.

for the last hour of cooking, turn it to cook with it being breast down so the breast doesnt get too dry.

As for the stuffing.. you can make ANYTHING go with it. You can by pre stuffing if you really want to, but it is fun to make your own. Last year I used bread crumbs, chopped Can of stewed apples, cranberries and chopped up macadamia nuts - another favourite of mine is apricot and almonds.

what my pop used to do(as it was usually a lunch roast) to cook the day before, carve it up the night before and pour gravey over the calved turkey bits and cover with tin foil/re heat the next day - which worked out fab as when re heating no dry meat!

Hope that helps:)
Hi there

Stuffing, you can use a pre made packet one, like Tandaco & just add water or make your own.

We generally make our own. No set quantities. Breadcrumbs, craisins (dried cranberries from the supermarket), diced onion, water, herbs, crushed almonds. The craisins plump up during cooking.

Any nuts will do if you like them. Macadamias - oh yum!

To cook, follow the instructions, don't have the heat too high. Set the turkey into the baking tray breast side up. Brush a mix of olive oil & melted butter over the whole exposed area, then cover for the first hour with foil to prevent drying. If you wish, season with pepper or herbs on top. Avoid any salt as this will draw out moisture.

After the first hour uncover & baste (as in using a spoon to drizzle the juices over top) every 20 minutes after that. Stops it drying & also glazes, so you get the golden touch.

To check if cooked, use a metal fork or skewer & pierce the turkey just behind the leg, then press the meat & wait for juices to emerge. If they are clear, it is cooked. If there is any red/pink juice it is not done & needs longer.

Good luck & hope you have a wonderful Christmas! grin
If anyone buys Take 5 - there is a wonderful looking turkey and recipe in it this week

Kris, QLD, Amber 2, Keira 1

Thanks for the recipes for stuffing. I've got a good chicken one, but I don't think it would work for turkey.

Thanks also for the cooking instructions. I don't want to mess it up!

Take 5 has a recipe? Good.... I only needed an excuse! laugh

Thanks for the recipes for stuffing. I've got a good chicken one, but I don't think it would work for turkey.

Thanks also for the cooking instructions. I don't want to mess it up!

Take 5 has a recipe? Good.... I only needed an excuse! laugh


I always buy it! No excuse needed here LOL

Kris, QLD, Amber 2, Keira 1

My sister said that you need to use like HEAPS of butter and oil and constantly brush it during cooking.lol
Hi!
I know good recipe with turkey, but it's a salad...
Needs :
1 lb Turkey Breast One skinless turkey breast
6 Lettuce Leaves Small
6 Romaine Lettuce leaves Small
10 Arugula Leaves
10 Cherry Tomatoes
7 oz Mozzarella Cheese
2 tbs Olive Oil Extra Virgin
0,5 Lemon
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Peper
here more details - https://mygreencookbook.com/grilled-turkey-salad/
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