|Maybe my turkey carving didn't look this nice, but you |
get the idea!
Look for their turkeys in opaque bags in the frozen department. They're labeled "Oven Ready."Buy the size you need, and trust me, it's all good. You don't have to do anything with this bird except cut a few slices in the bag. Seriously: Your fingers WILL NOT TOUCH the raw bird, nor do you have to spend more than a few short minutes looking at it.
Pop it in the oven -- directly from the freezer if you like -- and cook until the little plastic thing pops out and you're ready to rest, carve and serve.
Caution: Those foodies who go to battle at Whole Foods for turkeys may question your turkey if they see the packaging, so bury it deep... and if they ask if you brined it, say "Yes!" (The Jennie-O folks did it for you.) No one -- and I mean NO ONE -- will ever guess your secret. Jennie-O turkey is a little saltier than unbrined turkeys, but it has the same bold turkey flavor as any other turkey I have ever tasted.