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How to thaw a turkey quickly

In this Christmas season, work always comes together and many times we leave everything to the end, this tip is perfect for those occasions where you do not have much time to cook, follow this step by step and learn how to thaw a turkey quickly.

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One option is to cook the frozen turkey, it is a safe way to do it, since in this way you avoid the development of bacteria. Although it can take much longer, about 5 hours at 162 ° C for a turkey of 5 or 6 kilos.
The turkey should reach an internal temperature of 73 to 85 ° C.
If you start planning several days before, you can consider the option of defrosting in the refrigerator. Make sure you let the turkey thaw 24 hours for every 2 kilos:
3 to 5 kilos: 1 to 2 days
5 to 7 kilos: 2 to 3 days
7 to 9 kilos: 3 to 4 days
9 to 10 kilos: 4 to 5 days
Another option is to dip the turkey in a water bath with ice, changing the water every 30 minutes, let the turkey thaw 30 minutes for every 1/2 kilo of turkey:
3 to 5 kilos: 4 to 6 hours
5 to 7 kilos: 6 to 8 hours
7 to 9 kilos: 8 to 10 hours
9 to 10 kilos: 10 to 12 hours
The last option is if you have a small turkey or a very large microwave, program the defrosting function, this can take between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on how many kilos your turkey weighs.
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Oscar Gamboa
23/12/2017 10:29:36
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