This year I'm trying out brining my turkey, so I had it in the fridge to thaw starting on Saturday. When I went to put it in the brine this morning, it was totally thawed-- and usually when I am prepping a turkey on Thanksgiving morning, there's usually ice around the cavity and so I never wonder if it is "good" or not.
So, I'm not sure what a raw turkey is supposed to smell like? This one has a little smell, a raw smell, and now I'm wondering... could it be bad? I did let it sit out a bit on the counter, maybe 2-3 hours yesterday because usually turkeys thaw so slowly for me. But is could be that I just don't know what raw poultry smells like.
And is the brining kind of preserving it too? I'm using a very basic brine of 1 c salt to 1 gallon of water.
Of course, DH is ALWAYS accusing me of thinking everything has gone bad, and I know I tend to be a bit paranoid.
So if anyone can describe a raw-turkey smell to me (I know, I know, an impossibly weird question)... go at it!