Thaw frozen turkey safely in the refrigerator or immersed in cold water. When defrosting a frozen turkey in the refrigerator, allow one day for each 4 pounds of weight. Cold-water thawing takes roughly 30 minutes per pou... More » Food Food Facts Meat, Poultry & Seafood

To thaw a turkey, place the turkey, in its original wrapper, breast side up on a tray, and place it in the refrigerator. Be sure the refrigerator is set at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, and allow the turkey to thaw in ... More »

Frozen and thawed turkeys should not be washed prior to cooking, as this can cause harmful bacteria to spread around the food preparation area, says the United States Department of Agriculture. Rather than washing the tu... More » Food Cooking

Crab meat should be thawed by placing it in a refrigerator and leaving it overnight. If the crab is needed more quickly, it can be defrosted in a sink full of cold water. More »

It can take around 2 days to thaw a 10-pound turkey in a refrigerator, and around 5 hours to thaw it in cold water. Keep the turkey in the original wrapper when thawing. More »

According to, once ground turkey is cooked, it should be kept for no more than three or four days in the refrigerator, if kept at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Frozen at zero degrees, it is safe to store... More »

A safe way to quickly thaw frozen shrimp is to place it in a colander and run the shrimp under cold water until it is no longer frozen. Alternatively, it can be thawed overnight in a refrigerator, but this is a much slow... More »