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Last orders this year will be Sunday 15th December at midnight. Deliveries for Christmas will be made on Friday 20th December. Collection date will be Tuesday 24th December. If ordering non-Christmas items, please note you must place a separate order if you want these to arrive before your Christmas items. For any queries regarding online orders please call Caroline on 01283 205427

Christmas Cockerel

£35.00

Our slow-reared Free Range Cockerels are a fabulous, great tasting centre piece for your Christmas table.

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Christmas Cockerel

£35.00£59.00

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Description


At Packington Free Range we firmly believe that what is good for the animals and the land will naturally be good for us and better for our customers.

This is the philosophy of our great grandfather before us and we believe passionately in provenance, sustainable and ethical farming which fuels our drive to create an environmentally sound and welfare orientated farm.

  • Delicious
  • Complete Provenance
  • Family Farm
  • High Welfare
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • www.packingtonfreerange.co.uk

Country of Origin – UK

Storage Instructions


Upon receipt of your Packington Free Range Cockerel, please ensure it is kept refrigerated between 0-4℃. While your cockerel can be removed from the presentation box if needed, it must be kept in its protective plastic packaging until you are ready to prepare it on the day of cooking. ​Please be careful of overfilling the fridge or opening it regularly as this will impact the fridge temperature.  ​
If you do not have room for your cockerel in the fridge, you can keep in the insulated box it was delivered in. Simply place the item in a cool place in the house or garage, and ensure you replace the ice packs every 24 hours

Cooking Instructions


For best results when cooking, your cockerel should not go straight from the fridge to the oven. Please allow a little time for your bird to reach room temperature prior to cooking. Calculate the roasting time for your cockerel based on 12-15 minutes per 450g (1lb). Preheat the oven to 190℃/375F/Gas 5. Remove all packaging, smear a little butter over the bird, season with salt and pepper and cover the breast with streaky bacon. Put the bird in the roasting tin and cover the top of the tin with baking foil. Approximately 40 minutes before ​
the end of cooking, remove the foil, discard the bacon. Drain off any excess fat from the tin. Return to the oven to finish cooking and crisp the skin, basting regularly. ​

To test whether the cockerel is cooked, push a skewer into the thickest part of the thigh – the juices should run clear. If they are pink, cook for a further 15 minutes before testing again. Continue until the juices run clear. Once cooked, place the cockerel on a warm platter, cover with foil and rest for up to 20 minutes before carving. Please remember that all appliances vary and these are guidelines only.

Delivery

Last orders this year will be Sunday 15th December at midnight. Deliveries for Christmas will be made on Friday 20th December. Collection date will be Tuesday 24th December. If ordering non-Christmas items, please note you must place a separate order if you want these to arrive before your Christmas items.