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Old 11-26-2011, 02:13 AM   #11
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So... Garden hose in the driveway then? Hehe :) I guess i always thought it was better to rinse them off than cook them with whatever ick had accumulated in packaging and just sitting there? But I'm not a chef either.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:16 AM   #12
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So... Garden hose in the driveway then? Hehe :) I guess i always thought it was better to rinse them off than cook them with whatever ick had accumulated in packaging and just sitting there? But I'm not a chef either.
My sink gets scrubbed with chlorine cleanser twice a year, before and after I rinse the turkey. Not a chef, either.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:18 AM   #13
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So... Garden hose in the driveway then? Hehe :) I guess i always thought it was better to rinse them off than cook them with whatever ick had accumulated in packaging and just sitting there? But I'm not a chef either.
You stand more a chance of spreading things around, more than anything. If there IS anything on the surface, cooking it properly will take care of any nasties you may be concerned about.

Here is a quick read, if you are interested.

Washing Food: Does it Promote Food Safety?
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:24 AM   #14
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Definitely disinfect all surfaces the raw bird has touched and definitely not on the wooden cutting board ( with or without 80's hairdo) - thx for the article suggestion, I'll have a look. I'll still rinse though... Easier to season and handle etc...
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:28 AM   #15
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Hairdryer pffffff
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #16
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I don't understand the need to dry the skin...I roasted a turkey today--the skin is gone...I ate it...so crispy...but the DH doesn't eat skin anyway. I followed the ATK's 10-steps to a perfect turkey. And, I must say, it is a perfect turkey.

Dry Brining a Turkey
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:41 PM   #17
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Blowing the Turkey Dry

All: Cookbooks advise that turkey skin must be as dry as possible after rinsing so it will cook up crisp in the oven -- thus brief blow dry. Also, someone asked about rinsing in the sink...where else would you rinse a turkey? Under the hose in the back yard?
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All: Cookbooks advise that turkey skin must be as dry as possible after rinsing so it will cook up crisp in the oven -- thus brief blow dry. Also, someone asked about rinsing in the sink...where else would you rinse a turkey? Under the hose in the back yard?
Um, yes actually the hose sounds like a good plan. Or you could just not rinse t all.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:45 PM   #19
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Um, yes actually the hose sounds like a good plan. Or you could just not rinse t all.
I have to rinse. The cavities have all that yucky stuff in them...it just seems wrong not to rinse. And then disinfect the sink and adjoining countertop.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:50 PM   #20
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I brine my turkey and rinsing is a must if you want the gravy to be palatable. No rinsing means way too salty drippings for gravy.

However, I also have a spray bottle of chlorine bleach and water to disinfect surfaces that have been exposed to raw poultry.
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