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To cook this turkey crown from frozen, we recommend using a digital meat thermometer - check our website or ask our advisors if you need one.
Weigh your crown to calculate your cooking time - it needs approximately 30-35 minutes per 450g (lb). We also suggest you sit it at room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking - this makes it easier to unwrap. Once it's cooked, rest rest it for at least 30 minutes, to make it even more juicy. Add all these times together and work backwards from when you want to serve up, to see when to switch your oven on.
When you're ready to go, preheat the oven to 220°C / Fan 200°C / Gas 7, and place an oven shelf in the bottom third. Remove your crown from the freezer and sit in its packaging for 20 minutes at room temperature. Unwrap your crown and place it on top of a roasting rack inside a roasting tray. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Cook for 1 hour, trying not to open the oven door or let out too much heat.
After this time the crown should be starting to turn golden.
Carefully take your crown out of the oven, closing the door to retain the heat, and do your first temperature check. Insert the temperature probe into the meatiest part of the breast, leaving it in place for at least 10 seconds to get an accurate reading. If it reads below 74°C (it almost certainly will at this stage), it needs further cooking.
Add a couple of glasses of liquid to the tray - white wine, chicken stock or water, according to taste. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and return to the oven.
Repeat the temperature test every 10-15 minutes after that - if it's close to 74°C, check it sooner. Remember, all ovens vary! If the crown is getting too
brown, cover loosely with tinfoil. For the final temperature test, check a few places on the breast, including close to, but not touching, the bone.
When each point reaches 74°C, remove the crown from the oven, cover loosley with tinfoil and leave to rest in a warm place for at least 30 minutes before
carving. Use this time to complete your veg and gravy.
Pour yourself a glass of something tasty, serve up, and enjoy!
Thaw your turkey crown in the fridge.
Defrosting time: 7-10 hours per 500g equals a defrosting time of approximate 24 hours.
Before cooking, thoroughly rinse your defrosted crown and gently pat dry with kitchen paper. Allow to come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes - this will help with even cooking.
Place the Crown in a large roasting tin and drizzle with olive oil, and season generously with salt and pepper. Add half a cup of water to the tin; this will keep the meat moist during cooking.
3 Cooking temperatures and times.
Weigh your Crown to calculate the exact cooking time required.
1. Preheat oven (non-fan assisted) to 230ºC/Gas 8
2. Cook for 30 minutes
3. Reduce oven temperature to 180º/360ºF/Gas 4
4. Cook for further 15-18 minutes per 450g (lb)
30-45 Minutes Small Crown
45-60 Minutes Medium Crown
Be careful not to overcook as this will make the meat dry and tough!
Chef's tip: To keep the meat moist and to enhance the roasting flavours, baste with butter 2-3 times during the cooking time.
How to test when your turkey is ready:
Insert a meat thermometer, when it reads 65-70ºC you know it's cooked.
Once your Crown is cooked it is vitally important to let it rest. Remove the Crown from oven, tent loosely with foil and rest for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Resting is as important as cooking, as it allows the meat to become moist and tender all the way through. Reserve any juices to make your gravy.
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81% of customers liked this product (16 reviews)
||It was excellent. Easy to cook and ample for 4 hungry adults. Another great buy.|
||Excellent and fed us all at Christmas plus some left over which we froze and had more recently.|
||perfect quality good value|
||We enjoyed the product very much.|
||A really good meal for 4. Good quality and added quality of no hassle on Christmas day cooking!|
||Easy to cook and very moist|
||Good quality and value for money|
||Turkey and trimmings fine but veg. disappointing, especially the sprouts. Couldn't eat the pudding, total spice overload, first time in my life I've not had 2 helpings, hope the birds like spice!.|
||Great product which cooked perfectly although did need a few more parsnips.|
||The turkey crown and all the accompaniments were great. Nothing was left over of the vegetables.|
||Turkey good, lovely and moist. Vegetable selection really not nice. Christmas pudding very nice.|
||Dry - followed instructions, web suggested from frozen, pack did not mention this as an option.||
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