Friday, November 13, 2009


Let's get started preparing the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

How Much to Buy
Buy 1 pound per serving when buying a bird 12 pounds or less. Buy 3/4 pound per serving if a bird is more than 12 pounds.

Buying Fresh Turkey
Fresh turkey is highly perishable. Buy fresh turkey just one or two days before you plan to cook it. Prestuffed fresh turkeys aren't recommended because you have no way of knowing if sanitary methods were followed when the bird was stuffed.

Buying Frozen Turkey
Choose one that's solidly frozen, has no damage to the package, and no pockets of frost under the wrap.

Thawing Frozen Turkey
To thaw in the fridge, place the bird on a tray and allow 24 hours thawing time for every 5 pounds (3 to 4 days). You can also thaw in cold water, allowing 30 minutes thawing time per pound. Be sure to change the water every 30 minutes.

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