|Can't roast a frozen turkey|
Picture this, Thanksgiving many years ago I wanted to prepare dinner for my in-laws. I recall the situation as if it was yesterday, I had to work and prepare the house for my in-laws and I was stressed out. Needless to say at 5:00 pm on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving I realized that the turkey was frozen. Normally I defrost the turkey in my refrigerator for 24 hours for every 4-5 lbs and that generally takes me 4 to 5 days, but somehow I missed that step and my turkey was frozen solid.
At that point I felt helpless and I sat down and cried. My husband heard me sobbing and came into the kitchen, when he arrived I had mascara down to my chin and the frozen turkey was on the counter. He asked me what I was crying about and all I could do was point to the bird. He shook his head and replied no problem. So if you forgot to take your turkey out to defrost…and it is frozen solid on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving then remember these word…No Problem.
Turn the cold water on and let the water spill over the turkey in a steady stream. Leave the cold water run over the turkey over night. The cold water will defrost the turkey; this is a safe method with no bacteria growth. In the morning the turkey will be defrosted.
Note: Allow the water to run down the drain do not allow the turkey to sit in standing water unless you intend on doing a cold water submerge.
Keep the turkey in the water for 30 minutes and then drain the water and refill the sink with cold water again. Repeat the step for submerging turkey in the sink of cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes until the turkey is thawed.