Guess I'm just looking for a little reassurance..
so I don't poison myself or my guests.
I received a fresh Butter Ball turkey last Wednesday from a friend for Thanksgiving. It's been sitting on the bottom shelf of my fridge (under 40degrees) through last night night when I pulled it out to apply a dry brine and seal it up in plastic. I'm going to unpack it and let it air dry Wed night.
Butterball says their fresh turkeys will survive unopened refrigerated through the sell by date (which is Dec 2).
I don't think I need to sweat it, but it's really bugging me. Am I overthinking this? My method's the same as last year, but I got that turkey much later and just a 2 day brine.
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