Unlike our flash freezing, defrosting is best done slowly. Make sure you calculate defrosting times in advance – you don’t want to end up with a frozen main on Christmas Day!
The size of your turkey will determine the length of time it will take to defrost. As a rough guide, you should allow 24 hours for each 2kg of turkey. So that means if you have a 5-6kg turkey, you should allow three full days to defrost in the fridge.
We recommend keeping food in its packaging and defrosting in the fridge.