Thawing Your Pasture-Raised Turkey!

Here are a few tips on thawing your Walden pasture-raised turkey!

When thawing your turkey, allow for 24 hours per 5lbs of meat if you’d like to thaw the bird in your refrigerator. You can also use the cold water method to speed up the thaw process. For the cold water method, leave the turkey in its original wrapping and submerge it in a sink (or container) full of cold water. It is important that the water be cold so that the turkey stays at a safe temperature. You should change the water every 30 minutes. With this method, allow 30 minutes of defrosting time per pound, so a 16 pound turkey will take 8 hours to thaw. Once the turkey has thawed, cook it immediately.

Don’t forget! Turn down the temp in the fridge when storing your turkey - these birds will appreciate the colder temps (around 40 degrees) until they are brought out to cook!