What size turkey?
A rule of thumb for our turkeys is 0.5kg/person (or a 1lb/person) will give you enough for the big day with a few leftovers. But if you like to keep the Christmas meal going a bit longer , then opt for a bigger size.
- Very Small (3-4kg) serves 6-8
- Small (4-5kg) serves 8-10
- Medium (5-6kg) serves 10-14
- Large (6-7kg) serves 14-17
- Very large (8-9kg) serves 17-20
We only have a few very small or very large turkeys available, so please be in touch as early as possible. Otherwise crowns are a good option if you only want 3-4kg, or if you're feeding an army then a couple of turkeys will cook better than one big one. And its best to get the turkey, or turkeys, cooked and let them rest even for a couple of hours. So whether you have a big or little one, the turkey can be cooked and out the way, leaving plenty of space for everything else to go in the oven afterwards.
Because our birds are grown to full maturity, rather than slaughtered when they reach a certain weight, they pack more on their frame than a quickly grown barn-reared alternative. So not only do you get a lot more flavour, you also get more meat per lb.
But will it fit in my oven?
A conventional 60cm oven should easily fit a 22-23lbs turkey. An aga style oven, because it’s narrow and deep, can take up to a 28lbs turkey. Our turkeys don't grow as big as this, but you can see how a couple could fit in snuggly if you needed to feed an army.