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How to cook Delicious Oven Roasted Turkey

 Weight  Stuffed  Unstuffed  BBQ-Unstuffed
 6 to 8 lbs
(3.0 to 3.5 kg)
 3 to 3 3/4 hrs  2 1/2 to 2 3/4 hrs  1 to 1 3/4 hrs
 8 to 10 lbs
(3.5 to 4.5 kg)
 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hrs  2 3/4 to 3 hrs  1 1/4 to 2 hrs
 10 to 12 lbs
(4.5 to 5.5 kg
 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 hrs 3 to 3 1/4 hrs  1 1/2 to 2 1/4 hrs
 12 to 16 lbs
(5.5 to 7.0 kg)
 3 3/4 to 4 hrs  3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hrs  2 to 2 1/4 hrs
 16 to 22 lbs
(7.0 to 10.0 kg)
 4 to 4 1/2 hrs  3 1/2 to 4 hrs  2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hrs

Method

  • Remove neck and giblets from the turkey. Rinse cavity with water and pat dry with paper towels
  • Lightly butter the outside of the turkey. Wash hands and place turkey into the oven

When Fully Cooked

  • A meat thermometer inserted in the inner thight reads 180 degrees F (32 degrees C) for a stuffed turkey or 170 degrees F (77 degrees C) for an unstuffed turkey
  • When a fork is inserted the juices should run clear
  • Remove from the oven or barbecue. Cover with foil and let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

Traditional Bread Stuffing

1/4 cup butter or margarine
50 ml
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2
3-4 celery stalks, finely chopped
3-4
9 cups 1/2 inch (1 cm) cubes of day-old bread
2.25 L
2 tsp eash dried sage and savoury
10 ml
1 tsp salt
5 ml
1/4 tsp pepper
1 ml

Preparation
Melt butter in large skillet. Add onions and celery, cook stirring until tender, about 5 minutes. Add seasoning and pour over bread in a large bowl util well combined. Gradually stir in broth until just moistened. Do not wet.