Fresh turkey storage?
December 20, 2005 10:37 AM Subscribe
Turkeyfilter. How long can a fresh turkey be kept refrigerated? We are planning to cook a fresh bird on Christmas day. I just phoned the store, and they said they received a shipment today that will be good for seven days. Can this be possible?
posted by Otis to Food & Drink (13 answers total)
It's a grain-fed, free range turkey. As a side question, should a fresh bird be prepared any differently than a frozen one? We will be brining. I'm considering grill smoking it, but I'm a little wary of that since I've never grilled a 15 pound hunk of meat before, and I don't want to be "the guy who ruined Christmas."