• Kirbies Specialty Meats
  • Kirbies Catering
  • Kirbies Deli Meat Market
  • Store Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    9am to 6pm
  • Phone: 330.688.4333
  • Fax: 330.688.4999
  • Address:
    4062 Fishcreek Road
    Stow, Ohio 44224
  • Located in the Oregon Trails Plaza off Graham Road

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Turkey Cooking Instructions

HELPFUL HANDLING TIPS WHEN PURCHASED FRESH Store in coolest part of refrigerator Use within two (2) days or freeze. IF YOU FREEZE Maintain at 0°F. For best results use within six (6) months of purchase TO THAW Please DO NOT thaw at room temperature If using a microwave oven to thaw, be sure to remove wire truss from bird before placing in oven. Cook turkey immediately after thawing ROASTING SUGGESTIONS 1.       Remove giblets and neck from body and neck cavities. Wash turkey with cold water, inside and out, and drain well. 2.      Preheat oven to 325°F. Place turkey, breast side up, on a buttered rack in roasting pan Brush melted butter, margarine, or oil over entire bird. Season to your favorite taste or recipe and loosely cover pan with foil or cheese cloth. 3.      Place covered turkey in preheated oven and roast according to the chart below.**
Ready to Cook Weight Approximate Cooking Time-Unstuffed Approximate Cooking Time-Stuffed
8 TO 12 LBS 31/2 TO 4 HRS 4 TO 41/2 HRS
12 TO 16 LBS 4 TO 4 1/2 HRS 41/2 TO 5 HRS
16 TO 20 LBS 4 1/2 TO 5 HRS 5 TO 51/2 HRS
20 TO 24 LBS 5 TO 51/2 HRS 5 1/2 TO 61/2 HRS
4.      Remove foil or cheese cloth 30 to 45 minutes before completion of recommended roasting time to brown tu rkey CHECK FOR DONENESS CHECK 20 MINUTES BEFORE RECOMMENDED TIME. 1.    A meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh will register 180° to 185°F Stuffing will register 160° to 165°F. 2.    Juices from the thickest part of the thigh will run clear when pierced with a fork THE FINISHING TOUCH Allow turkey to stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving Remove stuffing, carve, and let the joy begin!