Naked Broad Breasted White Turkeys from Joyce Farms are the perfect holiday dinner centerpiece! These are very special birds because they come from one of the most highly regarded turkey farms in the US!
Approx 10-14lb size range for this bird.
*Please note: These turkeys arrive to you after being air-chilled per FDA requirements. They are not frozen. Simply brine right out the box!
The birds are pasture raised on a handful of family farms across the Piedmont of North Carolina, developing natural muscle mass and real depth of flavor. They are hand processed at Joyce Farms and air chilled to preserve flavor, tenderness, and the perfect texture.
We recommend that you purchase a simple instant read cooking thermometer (Most large stores carry this item). This will give you the most accurate read for the best cooking temperature for the bird. Do not leave the thermometer in the turkey. Or, prick the thigh with a form or skewer; the juices should run clear, not pink.
Preheat oven to 375f. Remove giblets from under neck skin and the neck from the cavity the previous day and use as a broth for your stuffing and gravy. If cooking without stuffing, season cavity and outside of the bird with salt and pepper or poultry rub, fill with a peeled, quartered onion, cut up celery, and then place the bird in a large roasting pan with one cup of water or more depending on the size of the turkey. If stuffed, fill cavity and under neck skin with your favorite stuffing. Then truss the turkey by tying the legs together and place in pan and continue. Brush outside of the bird with melted butter or cooking oil and place in oven. Reduce temperature to 325f after 45 minutes and continue cooking, basting 2-3 times throughout the cooking process. Cover bird with a tin foil tent for the last hour.
Ten to fifteen minutes per pound is the recommended roasting time (if stuffed, add 30 minutes). The temperature check can be done in the deepest part of the breast. Remove from oven and place on a warm platter, then allow 15 minutes to finish cooking with tin foil cover still on, then serve.
-TURKEY WEIGHT APPROXIMATE ROASTING TIME
18-20LB. 3 3/4 HOURS to 4 HOURS
20-22LB. 4 HOURS to 4 1/5 HOURS
22-24LB. 4 1/5 HOURS to 5 HOURS
24-30LB. 5 HOURS to 5 3/4 HOURS