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I wanted to go ahead and buy mine before they get too picked over, but I don't have room in the freezer.
From Sara Moulton:
Q: :How do you defrost a turkey?
A: In the refrigerator: Thaw turkey in its unopened package on a platter to catch any defrosting juices that might come out. Allow one day for every four to five pounds of turkey. So, a 15 pound turkey would take three days to defrost. In the sink: Put turkey breast side down, in its unopened package in a sink filled with cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes to keep the temperature cold. Allow 30 minutes for every pound of turkey. So, a 15 pound turkey would take 7 1/2 hours to defrost.
Q: How long will a defrosted turkey keep in the fridge before you cook it?A: Two to four days.
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