Free Range Bronze Turkey
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Why we love this
- FAMILY FARM
You cannot beat our slow-grown, game hung, Great Taste award-winning Properly Free-Range Bronze Turkey, which has been voted the Best Christmas Turkey by Good Housekeeping.
Our Properly Free Range Turkey has an incredible flavour and beautifully tender meat. Our turkey is known to convince even the toughest Turkey critic, it is simply sublime.
We believe the wonderful depth of flavour of our old fashioned Turkeys comes from the healthy life they lead.
How we Rear our Free Range Turkeys
Our Properly Free Range Turkeys are all 'Bronze' birds, a traditional slow-growing breed that thrive living outdoors amongst grassy pasture.
We rear our Turkeys on small scale family farms in Devon and Somerset. From the top of Dartmoor to a stunning cider apple farm in deepest Devon, the environment that our Turkeys live in is outstanding.
Our Free Range Turkeys have plenty of space in which to thrive. They are reared in a healthy outdoor environment surrounded by rolling hills where they build up natural immunity and can freely exhibit all their natural instincts, running around grassy pastures, digging for worms and plucking deep-rooted pasture from the soil.
Our Free Range Bronze Turkeys are fed a totally natural diet, free of artificial additives and chemicals just straightforward cereals, grass, nettles, fodder beet and cider apples. We allow them to grow slowly so they can reach natural maturity.
Our traditional Properly Free Range Bronze Turkeys live a properly free-range life, reared in small groups, with plenty of space to roam.
To further develop the stunning flavour of our Free Range Turkey, and give you meat at its very best, our birds are dry-plucked individually by hand. We then hang each bird for at least 12 days, creating a beautiful Game Hung Turkey.
You can read in more detail about how we rear our Free Range Turkeys here. Or do feel free to ask us any questions.
What makes our Free Range Turkey so special?
- Reared on small scale family farms
- Pasture raised and properly free range
- Fed an all natural diet with no chemical inputs or growth promoters
- Slowly grown until maturity
- Dry plucked and hung for 12 days to intensify flavour
Our Properly Free Range Turkey comes with its giblets.
Our free-range poultry is naturally reared, so weights are not absolutely precise.
All our Whole Turkeys are delivered FRESH. If you would like to request a frozen turkey, please contact our team directly. All our Highland and Island customers will receive frozen turkeys on our two day delivery service.
100% Free Range Bronze Turkey
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Let your bird reach room temperature.
Take a good sized roasting dish and let your turkey nestle snugly inside. If the legs overhang simply wrap a bit of tin foil around them and build a trench channeling any liquid back into the pan.
Cook the turkey for approximately 20-25 minutes per kilo. If you are stuffing your bird simply add the weight of the stuffing to the weight of your bird and calculate the total weight and cooking time. If you are stuffing the cavity add half an hour to your cooking time and make sure you stuff it loosely.
The best indication that your bird is cooked is when it’s easy to shake hands with it. Grab a tea towel or an oven glove and gently twist the drumstick to the side. As soon as it ‘gives’ this is the best indication the bird is cooked. You can also put a skewer into the thickest part of the thigh, the juices should run slightly pink.
Give your bird plenty of time to rest, say 30-40 minutes at room temperature. This ensures the gorgeous juices will stay in the meat rather than run all over your carving board but be sure to catch any that do emerge and add to your gravy.
The roasting tin may no longer hold the meat but there is so much value left behind. Simply add a pot or two of our Pure Turkey Stock and a good glug of wine then stir to release the hidden treasures.
Psst! There is no need to brine your bird. Because we have taken so much care slow-growing and hanging every Bronze turkey they are succulent and delicious without the need for brining.
All our Whole Turkeys are delivered FRESH (unless you are one of our Highlands and Islands customers, then we will deliver your bird to you FROZEN on our two day service)
When your fresh bird has been delivered, remove it from its paper wrapping.
Place the turkey on a wire rack or a plate and put it into the bottom of your fridge, making sure there is plenty of space around it so that the air can circulate. If any juices appear on the plate, tip them away, you want to keep your turkey cold and dry.
Keep hold of your card label for the 'best before' date and the weight of your bird to help guide you when you come to cook it.
Standard Delivery (8am - 7pm, Tuesday - Friday) on orders under £75 is £5.95
Standard Delivery Highlands & Islands (2 day service) is £14.95
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