Brining a turkey is a wonderful method for enhancing its juiciness and flavor, but home cooks are often intimidated by the time and space required. Our prebrined Willie Bird turkey offers a convenient alternative. Our new brine recipe this year blends rosemary, thyme and sage with just the right amount of garlic and salt, so the turkeys roast up savory, succulent and not overly salty. The free-range birds are raised on natural grains, free of antibiotics and hormones on a family farm in California’s Sonoma County. Shipped frozen in a vacuum-sealed bag, the turkey is perfect to keep on hand for your next special-occasion dinner or buffet.
Your turkey was shipped frozen with dry ice. Please take care not to touch any remaining dry ice with bare hands. Refrigerate or freeze the turkey, still in the vacuum-sealed bag, immediately upon receipt; it keeps 7 days refrigerated and up to 9 months frozen. To defrost, remove the turkey from the freezer and place the sealed bag in the refrigerator, allowing 1 day of thawing for every 4 lb. of weight. Remove the thawed turkey from the refrigerator 1 hour before roasting and remove it from the bag. Do not leave the turkey at room temperature longer than 1 hour.
Roasting an Unstuffed Turkey
A turkey is easier to prepare and roasts more evenly and faster if left unstuffed; the stuffing can be baked separately. The times listed below are calculated for an unstuffed turkey. Bring the thawed bird to room temperature. Place it, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan and roast at 400°F for 30 minutes. Then reduce the oven temperature to 325°F and continue roasting until done. Allow 13 to 15 minutes per pound. Test for doneness following the directions below.
Approximate Roasting Time by Weight
Roasting a Stuffed Turkey
Testing for Doneness
To ensure freshness, perishable items are shipped via 2-day delivery from the supplier and are not eligible for rush shipping. Please allow one to two weeks for delivery.
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|Item||Price||Flat-Rate Delivery Fee|
|Willie Bird Pre-Brined Turkey, 12-14lb., Available Now||$90||$0|
|Willie Bird Pre-Brined Turkey, 16 - 18lb., Available Now||$130||$0|
|Willie Bird Pre-Brined Turkey, 20 - 22lb., Available Now||$155||$0|
|Willie Bird Pre-Brined Turkey, 24 - 26lb., Available Now||$185||$0|