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Reheating turkey?

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monahue Sun 12-Dec-10 18:18:02

Hello, long time lurker, first time poster.
I am planning on cooking my turkey on Christmas Eve as our oven is v small. Will it be OK to heat it up before lunch on the big day itself? And if so how can I do this without it drying out?
Any advice greatly appreciated!

readywithwellies Sun 12-Dec-10 19:42:20

You can reheat the turkey. You need to chill the meat asap after cooking (so once it has rested, carve it and allow to cool). Then refridgerate covered in clingfilm.

The main thing when reheating it is to kill any bacteria, the easiest and safest way is to make sure you heat the meat up over 63 degrees centigrade (over 70 even beter).

I would personally reheat in a pan of gravy, making sure it boiled with the meat in it for a few minutes. Another way would be to add a few sprinkles of water (to prevent drying out), cover with clingfilm and heat in the microwave. Be prepared to lose the top layer of meat - may become dry.

monahue Mon 13-Dec-10 19:39:01

Thanks for that!

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