You have the choice between 2 methods, either in the fridge or in cold water. Warning ! Never thaw a turkey at room temperature.
Take your turkey out of the freezer, knowing that you should allow at least 10 hours per kilo or 5 hours per pound. Place it in a tray and at the bottom of the fridge. Always leave the turkey in its bag to avoid contamination.
Place the wrapped turkey in a container and cover it with cold water. Change the water every hour. Count about 2 hours per kilo or 60 minutes per pound.
Note: Once thawed, your turkey can be kept in the fridge for 48 hours, no more.
If the following method may seem surprising to you, the results will be even more so!
Flamingo's “Freezer-to-oven” Gourmet Turkey is specially designed to be cooked straight from the frozen state. Just remove the turkey from the bag and put it in the roasting pan!
Note: As oven temperatures may vary, these instructions are for reference only.
Since every turkey is different, you have to rely on the temperature and not on a given time. The cooking times listed on the packages are a good starting point, but the internal temperature is the best way to tell if your turkey is done properly.