Pre Cooking a Turkey

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by beyerdynamic, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. beyerdynamic

    beyerdynamic

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    I have a medium sized full turkey butterfly - (5kgs) - and I need to cook it together with potatoes and veg and other items for 28 people. The problem is i have only a small cooking area and limited availability to the ovens! is the folowing possible and safe?

    To place the turkey in an aluminium roasting pan with a little water and cover completely with foil. Cook slowly for 3 hours or so on about 150C the night before I need it. Keep the bird covered and allow to cool naturally but NOT refrigerate. The next day put the bird back in a pre-heated oven (still foil covered) at 200C for another hour. then remove the foil and cook for a further 30 mins to colour and brown the top etc.

    Any advice most welcome please.
     
  2. boar_d_laze

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  3. chefbillyb

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    Cook the Turkey until done, cool the turkey, break down the turkey in serving size pieces and refrigerate over night. Put a little broth in a pan, layer the turkey, cook up to 160 degrees, hold at 140 degrees..............

    Always fully cook a Turkey, and break down to smaller size pieces so they cool properly..............
     
  4. beyerdynamic

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    Chef Billy

    Many thanks for the quick and informative response. Newbie on here and very impressed with the service!

    Merry Xmas and thanks again.