Cooking Suggestions

Cooking Your Fresh Turkeys

It's best to cook your turkey using the method that works best for you! These are just a few suggestions.

Do not overcook! - Fresh turkeys are young, tender and juicy and they cook more quickly than a previously frozen one. Moreover, they are high in protein, low in calories and cholesterol.

To Cook your Fresh Turkey:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Add approximately 2 cups of water in bottom of pan, 4 cups for larger birds.
  • Salt and pepper the turkey, add a few pats of butter on skin and sprinkle with a little flour for a tasty skin.
  • Cook at 450 degrees for the 1st hour.
  • Lower temperature to 350 degrees for the remainder of time.
  • Turkeys require approximately 10 minutes per pound and should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Stuffed turkeys take longer (at least 1/2 hour longer or more).
  • Use a covered pan or make a tent with tinfoil.
  • Remove lid the last 1/2 hour if not sufficiently browned
  • .Refrigerate any leftovers.

Thank you and enjoy your turkey!

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