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Photo by Marcella

Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Living In: Sunbury, Ohio, USA
Marcella is looking for: (4 recommendations)
Hello, all. One of my best friend's son has passed away unexpectedly - he was an adult child and we don't know the cause - and of course friends of hers are just planning the preparing of food for the family.--->

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Last updated: Apr. 2, 2014 1:18 pm
Posted: Apr. 2, 2014 5:07 am
Commented by: Marcella
Apr. 2, 2014 5:08 am
I wanted to take a couple roast turkey breasts over for the weekend, as the services for him are Monday, and her family will be gathering this weekend. The breasts I like are frozen, and I was wondering if anyone has any quick, safe way to thaw them. I have never done the water thaw, and could use any info on that. Also if you know any good ways to transport. I usually thaw them in the fridge, but for me that takes going on 3 days. I will be here on and off during the day, as I am one of the people contacting others regarding the death, so pardon me if I don't get back here for a while. Thanks for any suggestions.
Apr. 2, 2014 5:13 am
Marcella, sorry I can't give any advice on the turkey but I will offer my prayers to you and your friends. Very sorry to hear of your loss.
Lucky Noodles
Apr. 2, 2014 5:15 am
Marcella, my prayers to all the friends and family! I only remember changing the water every 30 minutes with chicken. Assuming turkey is the same.
Apr. 2, 2014 5:20 am
I did a turkey breast in a cooler last year. I put my instant read thermometer in the water and added ice a couple of times when it got below 40 I set the alarm on the thermometer so I didn't have to baby sit it. I don't remember how long it took but I was doing that on Wednesday for the next day.
Apr. 2, 2014 5:24 am
sorry for your friends loss. Thought to you and their family. LN is correct about the water bath it will work for turkey as well. You should also be able to cook from the frozen state just start with a lower temp and they will take longer to cook. Just the same way you would with any frozen meats you pop into the oven.
Apr. 2, 2014 5:28 am
Hi Marcella, how thoughtful of you to help out so much, that family will really appreciate your kindness! I have thawed out a whole turkey in a hurry before in the sink with cold water, just check the water about every hour and change the water so it doesn't get warm. The frozen turkey will keep the water cold for quite a while until it begins to thaw out. My turkeys have turned out great using this method. My only other suggestion would be to buy them fresh from the store if you don't want to mess around with the frozen ones. Prayers to your friends family.
Apr. 2, 2014 5:37 am
Thank you to everyone, your suggestions are helping! roxmj, I will look for fresh, too. I am feeling much more confident that I can pull this off in good time.
Apr. 2, 2014 5:45 am
How sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. I too have done the quick thaw in a sink with cold water, and it worked fine. I like roxmj idea of fresh if you can find them. Very thoughtful of you.
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Commented by: Semigourmet
Apr. 2, 2014 8:47 am
Marcella I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Prayers and ((Hugs)) to you and the family! about the turkey. I leave my birds to thaw on the counter. I keep an eye on them but they set on the counter. If you are going to cook tomorrow I would leave on the counter until just about thawed then into the fridge (top shelf) until morning then back out to finish thawing. then cook.
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Apr. 2, 2014 8:49 am
this is what I have used on pork butt and turkey. Wonderful flavors!!
Apr. 2, 2014 8:50 am
Apr. 2, 2014 8:50 am
Sorry no picture on this one. but Very good! ***
Apr. 2, 2014 1:18 pm
I am finally able to sit down at the computer. Thank you everyone for your recipes and suggestions! I will take all into account. I see I have an email from someone who might be giving me a specific night when I will bring the food, which will help me plan. Thanks again.
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