Turkey Cooking Tips

Cooked Turkey

We have the best free-range Victorian turkeys available for your Thanksgiving and Christmas feast.

Here are our tips on cooking a flavoursome and juicy bird whole for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table. 



  • Numurkah Free Range Whole Turkey (frozen)
  • Small bunch of bay leaves, thyme & rosemary
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Defrost in fridge 2 days before cooking. Bring your turkey up to room temperature (2-4 hours)
  2. Season well with salt & pepper
  3. Stuff a small bunch of herbs into the cavity - bay leaves, thyme & rosemary
  4. Cook at 180°C in a pre-heated oven
  5. Continually baste your turkey throughout the cook
  6. When the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 70°C remove from oven. The Meater Plus thermometers can help you with this. 
  7. Most importantly, cover loosely with foil and rest your turkey for as long as you cooked it to let the muscle fibres truly relax. 

Cooking time guide: 4.5kg = 3 - 3½ hours  |   6.75kg = 4½ - 5 hours 



Make it super easy on Christmas Day with our magnificent turkey rolls - one of our Christmas best sellers.

  1. Bring to room temperature (about 1hr prior to cooking).
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  3. In a large pan, sear the outside of the turkey, to brown the skin (5 mins)
  4. Put in the oven for 20 mins, then lower down to 150°C for a further 90 mins
  5. Allow resting for 10-15 mins in a warm place, before serving
Numurkah Free Range Turkey 4-5kg

Numurkah Free Range Turkey 6-7kg

Numurkah Free Range Turkey Roll 2.5-3kg



Sourced from Numurkah, our turkeys are all free-range, grown locally right here in Victoria. 

Christmas time is turkey time but looking for a free-range turkey for Canadian Thanksgiving (10th October) or American Thanksgiving (24th November). We have free-range turkeys available all year round.


This is an inspirational guide only; recipe details and cooking information are a freestyle cooking process and are not to be taken as exact. Finished results may vary, if looking for a detailed cooking guide we recommend searching for more options on Google.


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