If you have always resisted going for the less expensive frozen turkey because you are worried about thawing it, have no fear. Here is the foolproof way to easily thaw your frozen turkey… the safe way. So whether you purchased your frozen turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you can unthaw it and still plan your perfect holiday meal.
First make sure your sink is clean, and rinse well to ensure any soap or cleaner residue is gone. Fill the sink with cold water and immerse turkey. Drain and refill every thirty minutes. It will take approx 30 minutes per pound of turkey to thaw.
You can also thaw a frozen turkey in the refrigerator, but it will take 24 hours per 5 pounds, meaning it will take several days to thaw a frozen turkey using this method!