Post # 1
It’s a 14 pounder. I just took it out of the freezer last night at 5. I know, big mistake. I should’ve taken it out probably 2 nights ago because I planned to brine it but I’m learning the hard way.
I have a recipe to brine it and I know it needs to brine for about 24 hours so I was hoping to get off today, get everything ready and then put it in the fridge for 24 hours until time to cook tomorrow. But, I’m SURE it will be still frozen when I get home this afternoon. My question is, can I unthaw the turkey in water and THEN brine it?? Would that be safe??
I’ll take any suggestions, even recipe’s that aren’t for bringing that could allow me to un-thaw the turkey for an extra 24 hours! Thank you!!!
Post # 3
ut oh! It will be ok, don’t worry! 🙂
Yes you can thaw in cold water – it still will take a considerable amount of time to thaw a bird that size…here’s some info on safe thawing:
Post # 4
Okay, great. Thank you so much for that advice. I will for sure know better for next time!
Post # 5
@Lees4308 – Here’s a funny story for you! Growing up my mom did NOT cook, ever! My dad did ALL the cooking. One year, my dad got called to an emergency work conference, and was out of the town for turkey day. Mom decided to cook, no big deal. Thanksgiving morning, I come downstairs around 10:00, and the kitchen is silent and dark, and mom is watching TV drinking coffee. I asked her how the turkey was going, and she said she was going to start it around 2, and that we would eat about 4. That definitely didn’t sound right to me. Oh, and the turkey was still in the DEEP FREEZE. She thought if she cooked it frozen it would stay moist…geez. After high school I went to culinary school, LOL! 🙂
Needless to say, we ate pizza that night, and dad cooked the following weekend. SO we had thanksgiving, it was just a little late, LOL!
Post # 6
HAHA! That is too funny. Just hanging out on the couch and going to start the turkey at 2 for dinner at 4! LOL. Thanks for that story. Hopefully I’ll be okay cooking it my first time!!