Thanksgiving Turkeyshould ideally be thawedwhilst still in its ...More
Thanksgiving Turkeyshould ideally be thawedwhilst still in itsoriginal plastic wrapper.Defrosting turkey at roomtemperature is anabsolute no-no. Bacteriabreed and multiply veryrapidly at roomtemperature turning yourturkey into a potentialbacteria-magnet. Instead,place your still-wrappedturkey in the rear of therefrigerator, which isthe coldest part. Alwaysplace a large enough trayunder the turkey to catchthe melted ice and juicesthat are likely toleak. Less
Thanksgiving Turkey should ideally be thawed whilst still in its original plastic wrapper. Defrosting turkey at room temperature is an absolute no-no. Bacteria breed and multiply very rapidly at room temperature turning your turkey into a potential bacteria-magnet. Instead, place your still-wrapped turkey in the rear of the refrigerator, which is the coldest part. Always place a large enough tray under the turkey to catch the melted ice and juices that are likely to leak.