Oven cook from chilled only.
If freezing at home, defrost thoroughly in a refrigerator before cooking.
Before Cooking: Preheat oven, remove sleeve and film lid from tray and keep bay leaf to one side. Cover joint with foil, place on a roasting tray and place on the middle shelf of the oven.
During cooking: Cook for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, remove foil and spoon the juices from the base of the tray onto the joint to baste. Return the bay leaf to the top of the joint and return to the oven for 30 minutes.
After cooking: Remove joint from the oven. Always ensure the product is piping hot throughout, the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted and no pink colour remains in the deepest part of the flesh. Allow to rest for 20 minutes before carving. All cooking appliances vary. This is a guide only.
Time: 1hr 15 mins
Temp: 190 conventional, 170 Fan or 5 gas mark.
Do not exceed use by date.
For use by date: see front of pack
Once opened cook within 24 hours.
Freeze as soon as possible after purchase and always within the use by date.
Once frozen consume within 1 month.
Do not refreeze once defrosted.
Defrost thoroughly for a minimum of 10 hours in a refrigerator and once defrosted cook within 24 hours.