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If you cook your turkey on Christmas Eve

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MyVegasBaby Wed 05-Nov-14 14:47:31

Where do you leave it overnight?
Am thinking if doing this as have 12 for dinner and want to minimise the time I am in the kitchen!

herdiegirl Wed 05-Nov-14 22:25:10

I've done this before. Have cooked the turkey in the evening and once cooked have left it well covered on the worktop. This has always been fine and no-one has ever been ill. It does take a lot of the pressure off on Christmas morning! Hope it goes well.

bigbluestars Wed 05-Nov-14 22:55:13

I have done this before. I wrap it and put it in a sealed plastic container outside while warm. Usually very cold here in Scotland so cools down quickly, keeps cold overnight and doesn't take up room indoors,

Tobagostreet Wed 05-Nov-14 23:02:21

I cool it completely, slice it when cold, then refrigerate overnight.

To serve, place slices of breast meat in a roasting tin, smother in gravy, cover with foil and heat in the oven.

Reheating cooked turkey without gravy is very difficult without making it dry.

Allowing it to cool then leaving it at room temperature is a big no-no for me confused.

MyVegasBaby Fri 07-Nov-14 07:47:12

Thanks all, sounds much less stressful than doing it on the day with a house full!

JustSpeakSense Fri 07-Nov-14 09:56:33

I always do this, it works so well!

I cook & cool the turkey, slice it & pour all the cooking juice over it (I put it in a large disposable sturdy tin foil container covered in foil) I then reheat in its juice in the disposable container in the oven.

When hot I rearrange it onto a serving platter.

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