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How long can I keep an uncooked turkey in the fridge before roasting?

I bought one Sunday at the supermarket (yesterday) and wanted to make sure it keeps in the fridge till Thursday. As a vegetarian (cooking for others) I have zero experience with meat.

asked by Sim,Blaustein 16 days ago
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Samantha Weiss Hills

Samantha is Food52's Partnerships Editor.

added 16 days ago

Hi Sim -- it should keep if you use a dry brine method, in which you salt the turkey 3 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge. I'd recommend this one, a Genius Recipe: https://food52.com/recipes.... Happy holidays!

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added 16 days ago

I would also recommend Alton Brown's method which starts several days ahead, spatchcocked in the fridge.