When thawing a turkey using the cold water method, should you unwrap it first?
I bring a raw, seasoned turkey to my family gathering and they fry it there. I'm usually on top of this, but not this year! I'm (hopefully!) getting the bird today, but haven't been able to find the right size turkey that isn't frozen, and I'm starting to freak out a little bit. If I cold water thaw it tonight, can I keep it in a cold refrigerator until tomorrow? Should I remove wrapping or keep it on?