Cooking Your Christmas Meat

Bought your christmas dinner from MuscleFood this year? Here are all the cooking instructions you'll need to help create that spectacular feast for all your family to enjoy!

  • 3-3.4kg Whole Turkey

    Timings:

    1. 3kg: 2 hours 10 mins
    2. 4kg: 2 hours 50 mins
    3. 5kg: 3 hours 10 mins
    4. 6kg: 3 hours 30 mins
    5. 7kg: 3 hours 50 mins
    1. Pre-heat to 180°C (fan) / 375°F / Gas Mark 5.
    2. Cook, uncovered, in the centre of a pre-heated oven. After 1 hour, cover loosely with kitchen foil, ensuring foil is tucked under edges of roasting tin to keep moisture in.
    3. Baste turkey occasionally during cooking process (typically 2-4 times depending on the size of the turkey).

    Poultry is cooked if the juices run clear when the deepest part of the turkey breast and leg are pierced with a thin skewer. If the juices are pink, continue cooking for a further 15 mins and retest. Repeat every 15 mins until juices run clear.

  • Half Turkey Butterfly

    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / 170°C fan / gas 5.
    2. Place your turkey on a roasting tray and put in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes per kg plus an extra 70 minutes.
    3. Remove from the oven and cover. Rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Turkey Parcel

    1. Preheat your oven to 220°C / 210°C fan.
    2. Place into a small roasting tray, season to taste.
    3. Place in the centre of the oven and roast for 30 minutes, reaching a core temperature of minimum 75°C.
  • Smoked Gammon

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place your gammon on a roasting tray and put in the oven. Cook for 85 minutes.
    3. Remove from the oven and cover. Rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Unsmoked Gammon 2kg

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place your gammon on a roasting tray and put in the oven. Cook for 85 minutes.
    3. Remove from the oven and cover. Rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • 1.5KG Beef Topside

    1. Preheat your oven to 215°C / 200°C fan
    2. Massage a little goose fat into the joint if it doesn’t have a generous coating of fat and season to taste.
    3. Place in the centre of the oven and roast for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180°C / 170°C fan.
    4. Continue roasting for 15 minutes per 500g reaching a core temperature of minimum 56°C for a medium rare roast, or 30 minutes for a more well done roast.
    5. Rest for a minimum of 20 minutes before carving, leaving the roasted vegetables in the tray for the gravy.
  • Xmas tree shaped burger - beef

    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / 170°C fan / gas 5.
    2. Place your burger on a roasting tray and put in the oven. Cook for 12-15 minutes.

    Alternativley

    1. Preheat grill or frying pan on medium. Cook for 4 minutes each side untill cooked through - juices run clear.
  • 400g Mini topside roasting joint

    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / 170°C fan / gas 5.
    2. Place your beef on a roasting tray and put in the oven. Cook for 30-45 minutes depending on preference.
    3. Remove from the oven and cover. Rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Stuffed Turkey Lobe

    1. Heat the oven to 190°C / 170°C fan / gas mark 4.
    2. Place turkey into a roasting tray
    3. Rub olive oil over your turkey and any other seasonings you fancy. Cover roasting tray with foil and place in the oven. Your turkey should be roasted for 20 minutes per kilogram, plus an extra 90 minutes.
    4. Remove from the oven and cover. Rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • 1.5kg-2kg Sirloin Roasting Joint

    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / 170°C fan / gas 5.
    2. Place your beef on a roasting tray and put in the oven. Cook for 45-70 minutes depending on preference.
    3. Remove from the oven and cover. Rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • 2kg Ribeye Joint

    1. Preheat your oven to 200°C for fan assisted or 215°C for ovens without a fan.
    2. Place into a heavy-based roasting tray and season with quality fine sea salt just prior to cooking.
    3. Place the beef fat side up and roast in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 170°C for fan assisted or 180°C for ovens without a fan. Continue roasting for 15 minutes per 500g reaching a core temperature of minimum 58°C for a medium rare roast. Rest for 20 minutes before serving.
  • Boxing Day burger

    1. Preheat the oven to 190oC/ 170oC fan/gas 5.
    2. Place your burger on a roasting tray and put in the oven. Cook for 12-15 minutes.

    Alternativley

    1. Preheat grill or frying pan on medium.
    2. Cook for 4 minutes each side untill cooked through - juices run clear.
  • Pigs in Blankets

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 20-25 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Gluten Free Pigs in Blankets

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 20-25 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Gluten Free Pork Chipolatas

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 20-25 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Pork Chipolatas

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 20-25 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Meaty Pork Sausages

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 20-25 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Sausage Meat

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 30-35 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Gluten Free Sausage Meat

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 30-35 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Gluten Free Meaty Pork Sausages

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 30-35 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Stuffing Block

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 30-35 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Christmas Pudding Stuffing

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place on a roasting tray and cook for 30-35 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Trimmings Bundle

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4.
    2. Place everything in a roasting tray and cook for 30-35 minutes ensuring that the meat is cooked through.
  • Hamper Veg Bag

    Roasting:

    1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/ 160oC fan/gas 4.
    2. Add all your veg to a roasting tray along with a drizzle of oil and cook for 60-80 minutes or until tender and golden.

    Boiling:

    1. Bring a pan of water to boil over a medium heat.
    2. Add your veg to the pan and boil until soft.
  • Gluten Free Turkey Gravy

    1. Add 3 teaspoons to 500ml of cold water, dissolve completely, bring to the boil and simmer until ready.
  • Streaky Bacon

    1. Place over turkey for last 20 minutes of cooking.

    Alternativley

    1. Grill or pan fry on high heat for 3 minutes each side.