Defrosting a Turkey

If you have purchased one of our Tegel frozen turkeys or turkey roasts, it will need to be defrosted before cooking. Have a look at our tips below to find out how.

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Frozen whole turkey and frozen turkey roasts need to be defrosted in the refrigerator for 2-3 days before cooking.

Put them in an oven dish or pan to catch the juices as it defrosts, and always defrost raw meat in the lower part of your refrigerator away from other cooked meats and fresh vegetables.

Whenever you're handling raw meat & poultry, always wash your hands regularly & use the 20/20 rule: Wash for 20 seconds, dry for 20 seconds.