When you want to use food that has been frozen you need to know how to thaw it correctly. Here are a few things to keep in mind while bringing frozen food to room temperature before using them.
Thawing the foods in the refrigerator
It is very important to bring food that is stored in the refrigerator section of your fridge needs to room temperature. Planning well in advance is a key since longer thawing time is involved in this method. A few points have to be taken into consideration while following this method.
Using cold water for thawing
This method is faster than refrigerator thawing but requires more attention. The bag should be submerged in cold tap water, changing the water every 30 minutes so it continues to thaw. Take these points into consideration while following this method
Using the microwave for thawing
Microwave thawing is the easiest way of thawing food since in the microwave the distribution of heat is uniform throughout the product and hence the core of the product takes equal time to thaw as the outer surface. Microwave defrosting, just before cooking, virtually eliminates the risk of food poisoning from bacteria that can grow and contaminate meat, chicken, fish and other foods thawed on a countertop.
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