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Old 11-22-2012, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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DH bought frozen turkey breast and I told him to just stick it in the freezer without even looking at what he bought. 2 days ago i switched it to the fridge to thaw. Again without even looking at it. Just now I got it out to get it to room temp and read it for the first time. it is a Jennie O "Freezer to oven" in some sort of covering which is not supposed to be removed. There is no instruction about what to do it the bird is thawed and they warn not to cut the special package. No help line at Jenie 0.com.

Should I just disregard their instructions and treat it like a regular turkey breast? I want to rub it and spent 2 trips to grocery stores to get fresh herbs just for this.

Or should I refreeze it to cook it like they say?

I know you will come thru for me. Many thanks. I had planned to eat around 1- 1:30. It is 5+lbs.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:16 AM
 
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I wouldn't refreeze it. If it was me I would prepare it as normal and keep a good watch on it. Use the suggested time as a guide and remember the meat thermometer is your friend.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Sometimes they will have an 800 number on the label that you could call for instructions.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Never refreeze something that you took from the freezer. Ever.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:38 AM
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I'd cook it as "normal."
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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no 800 number, butterball line impossible to get to, know not to refreeze-what was I thinking? just gonna pretend it is reg and see what happens. thanks all.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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NK - The bag is used to steam the frozen turkey in the oven.

It's defrosted now? I'd take it out of the bag, wash it like a regular turkey, and put the rubs on it. Inside that bag is a regular ol' turkey, right? (I've never bought one.) Just treat it like one that was never in the steam bag.

Good luck. I really think you'll be fine treating and roasting it like a regular turkey once you take it out of the bag. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Just take it out and cook it as normal. As long as it is a raw turkey breast, that will cook like usual.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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thanks Dew and all. The turkey breast had alot of rub and seasoning on it so I didn't wash it, just put some butter under the skin, some veggies in the pan with some stock and white wine and it has been in the oven for more than an hour. it is lop sided and keeps falling over so I braced it with two coffee cups and tented it, turned heat down to 325 and waiting to see what happens. all sides in oven or ready for oven. I'm getting in the shower and might take a sip of that wine while I'm in there! Again many thanks and hope you all have success in the kitchen today.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Just take it out and cook it as normal. As long as it is a raw turkey breast, that will cook like usual.
I agree. The turkey is either raw or cooked. Take it out of the package, see which one it is and treat it as normal.
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