I mistakenly picked up a turkey with added salt. Can I still brine it?

I'm thawing the bird in cold water--do you think that the water will help leach out some of the salt, or should I just eliminate the salt in my brine to be safe?



emadethis November 23, 2011
The sodium content on the nutrition label was plenty high in my opinion, so I'm defnitely thinking salt is a bad idea, but could I soak it do you think in a salt free brine with some sugar and aromatics?
Federico_ November 23, 2011
Careful about overdoing salt. If I were you I would brine it, but rinse the salt off before roasting.
Stephanie B. November 23, 2011
Hmmm... That's a tough one. Do you know how much salt was added?
Kristen M. November 23, 2011
If it's a kosher bird, it should be fine, since they're just salted briefly. But if it's a Butterball or other pre-brined or deep-basted bird, don't brine it -- it'll be plenty seasoned and juicy on its own!
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