In episode 042 learn how far in advance you can buy your fresh turkey for your Thanksgiving feast. Can you buy them too early or should you grab one right away?
🛒 Before You Checkout
What you need to know before you checkout at the grocery store or market:
Today's tip is more of a before you head to the store kind of tip! If you are planning to buy a fresh turkey, make sure to clean out your fridge before hand. Do you have anything that is bad that needs to be tossed? Do you need to reorganize your fridge? You want to be able to get that turkey right into your fridge as soon as you possibly can.
It's also best to store it on the bottom shelf away from any other foods. It's not a bad idea if you can do it, to place it on a sheet pan in case the packaging of the turkey gets a hole in it.
📚 Additional Resources
You will want to check out all of our resources on shopping for a turkey by visiting our Buying a Turkey page. There you will get tips as well as guides to buying a turkey at different stores across the country.
If you need some tips for cooking a turkey, our favorite way is Alton Brown's Spatchcocked Turkey. The turkey will be full of flavor and cook quicker. Plus all the hard work is done days before Thanksgiving, so the day of you just have to slid it into the oven.