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Brine temperature for turkey

I made a brine for a turkey this morning and was planning on cooling it for a few hours before putting the turkey in it (the recipe I'm using says it should be cold). But it's still really warm now, even though it's been in the fridge for a while. Does it have to be cold, or can I submerge the turkey in the brine while its warm and then refrigerate it?

asked by LucyS about 3 years ago
3 answers 2053 views
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Monita

Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added about 3 years ago

I would wait till it's cold. You can speed up the cooling process by placing the brine in an ice water bath

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added about 3 years ago

Make sure it is cold...bacteria or worse can affect warm turkey or chicken.