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FROZEN (Turkey): Let it Go! (Into the Brine)

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 by Lisa Ricard Claro   10 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

2ed7d-give-thanksThis is another off-my-Wednesday-schedule post, but you’ll see why in a minute.

See, I woke up yesterday morning to the realization that my 20-pound bird stood not a frozen turkey’s chance in hell of being thawed in time for Thanksgiving. Now, I know that I can thaw with the cold water method, but who doesn’t think that’s a royal pain in the turkey feathers? So I did what any respectable Mama would do. I Googled. And now I have a video to share with you, courtesy of Alton Brown, about how to brine a frozen turkey, a process which ensures easy thawing at the same time. Here you go!




Get your turkey into the brine today and he’ll be thawed by Thanksgiving morning! And just because of the blog post title (I don’t want to be accused of a bait & switch), here’s a little of the real “Frozen” for you, in case you forgot how awesome this song is:



Wishing all of you a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. See you next week!

🙂 Lisa

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10 Responses to "FROZEN (Turkey): Let it Go! (Into the Brine)"

  1. Comment by Claudia
    November 22, 2016 at 8:27 am  

    I can’t face a turkey this year so we are having ham. Hope you have a great turkey day on Thursday!

  2. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    November 22, 2016 at 9:03 am  

    I’ve never heard of Alton Brown but I liked his video. He seems like a pretty fun guy. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. Comment by Pat
    November 22, 2016 at 9:24 am  

    I always buy my turkey the Friday before Thanksgiving. In the refrigerator, it’s thawed enough to brine (which I did for the first time last year) the day before Thanksgiving. Of course I had to learn this the hard way. The bird always needs more time to thaw than what the directions say on the wrapper.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Lisa!

  4. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    November 22, 2016 at 9:25 am  

    Y’all have a great Thanksgiving, Lisa (and a wonderful turkey, too)!

  5. Comment by Robert Robinson
    November 22, 2016 at 9:50 am  

    Happy Thanksgiving! Note: Wild Turkey comes thawed.

  6. Comment by Stephanie Trietsch
    November 22, 2016 at 9:55 am  

    I love Alton!! Great save for Turkey Day and I wish you time surrounded by those you love!


  7. Comment by Rena McDaniel
    November 22, 2016 at 10:16 am  

    I have thawed my turkey, but am actually going to brine mine for the first time ever.

  8. Comment by Sioux
    November 23, 2016 at 11:04 am  


    I love Alton Brown.

    Robert needs to also include that wild turkey comes with feathers.

    You’ll have to let us know how scrumptious the turkey is. (I’ve never brined one. I’m curious.)

  9. Comment by Donna Volkenannt
    November 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm  

    Early in my marriage there was a time or two when my turkey wasn’t thawed on time, and once I left the gunk in the turkey’s trunk when I put it in the oven. But over the years I’ve learned a lot about turkeys.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  10. Comment by Karen Lange
    November 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm  

    Good to know! I had no idea you could do that. My go-to method, thawing in the fridge, works okay, but it’s still a tad frozen inside when I prepare it for the oven on Thanksgiving. May try this next year. Hope you had a lovely celebration!

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