Tips and Tricks for Perfectly Roasted Fresh Whole Turkey

The festive season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a mouth-watering turkey roast? At Tariq Halal Meats, we understand the importance of a delicious centerpiece for your holiday table, and our fresh whole turkey is just what you need to create a memorable feast. Let's dive into some tips and tricks to ensure your turkey roast is a succulent success! 

Choosing the Perfect Fresh Whole Turkey

Start your festive journey by selecting the star of the show - a Fresh Whole Turkey from Tariq Halal Meats. Our turkeys are carefully raised, ensuring premium quality that will elevate your roast to new heights. Find the perfect fresh whole turkey near you at our store and embark on a culinary adventure.

Preparing Your Turkey for Roasting

Before you begin, make sure your turkey is fully thawed if frozen. Pat it dry with kitchen paper to ensure a crispy skin later. To infuse flavour, try a marinade or a dry rub made with herbs, garlic, and your favourite spices.

Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Turkey Roast:

  1. Invest in Quality: Choose a fresh whole turkey from Tariq Halal Meats for a flavourful and succulent roast.
  2. Proper Thawing: Ensure your turkey is fully thawed to promote even cooking and prevent dryness.
  3. Flavourful Rub or Marinade: Create a delicious rub or marinade using fresh herbs and spices for an aromatic roast.
  4. Temperature Control: Use a meat thermometer to monitor the turkey's internal temperature for perfect doneness.
  5. Basting for Moisture: Regularly baste the turkey with pan drippings to keep it moist and golden.


Classic Turkey Roast Recipe for the Festive Season


  • 1 Fresh Whole Turkey from Tariq Halal Meats
  • Fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage)
  • Garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Prepare the turkey by patting it dry with kitchen paper.
  • Rub the turkey with olive oil, salt, pepper, and your favourite herbs for a flavourful crust.
  • Place the turkey on a roasting rack in a large roasting pan.
  • Roast the turkey in the preheated oven, allowing 20 minutes of cooking time per pound.
  • Baste the turkey every 30 minutes with pan drippings for a juicy, golden-brown finish.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 75°C (165°F) in the thickest part of the turkey.
  • Once cooked, let the turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Complete Your Festive Spread with Tariq Halal Meats

While your turkey takes centre stage, complement your festive spread with a variety of delights from Tariq Halal Meats. Our Classic Tariq Halal Chicken Kebabs, Frozen Skinless Quails, and other premium offerings make for perfect side dishes, adding an extra layer of flavour and variety to your holiday feast.

Make this festive season truly special – choose Tariq Halal Meats for all your culinary needs. With a wide range of high-quality meats, we're here to help you create a holiday table that will be remembered for years to come. Shop with us and elevate your celebrations to a whole new level!