What to look for when choosing a turkey?

Not just for Christmas, turkeys are a tasty and healthy meat option that tastes good in just about everything. If you are looking to buy a whole turkey to cook for your family or for a special meal, there are a few things you should keep in mind so that you get the best tasting turkey possible. 

The Shape of the Bird Matters

For juicier meat, you want a turkey with a well-rounded breast. The rounder the breast, the juicer the bird will be when you cook it. 

Check for Flat Spots

When buying a turkey, make sure your bird doesn’t have any flat spots. Flat spots are a sign that your turkey has previously been thawed and then refrozen. A refrozen turkey is more likely to experience freezer burn and carry food-borne illnesses. 

Buy Your Turkey On Time 

When you’re ready for your turkey feast, make sure you time it so that your frozen turkey will thaw in time. If you defrost your turkey in the fridge, you should allow 10-12 hours for each kilogram. If you thaw the turkey out in a cool room, you’ll need 3-4 hours per kilogram.

Know Your Kitchen’s Limitations

Bigger isn’t always better! Check the dimensions of your fridge and freezer to make sure you have room for the size bird you want. You should also check the sizes of your roasting tins, platters, and other utensils so you aren’t left without a way to serve and eat your bird. 

Try Smaller Portions 

Properly cooking and serving a whole turkey can be a daunting task if you don’t have a lot of experience. If you want the delicious taste of turkey without all the hassle, try buying smaller portions. Turkey meat is a very versatile meat that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This includes turkey breast, turkey legs, and sliced turkey products. 

Buying the perfect turkey is made easy with Tariq Halal. Our halal meats are all high quality, tender, and juicy so no matter what you buy we know you’ll be satisfied. 

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