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Steaming Shrimp Thawing & Defrosting Frozen Food

Steaming Frozen Shrimp: Thaw First or Cook from Frozen?

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Steaming Frozen Shrimp: Thaw First or Cook from Frozen?

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damian | | Nov 12, 2012 10:55 AM

I never plan ahead enough to defrost in the fridge. The choices are to thaw under running water, or steam from frozen. Which tastes better, in your experience?

Bonus question: For thawing under running water, is it better to put them in a ziploc and remove the air, or just throw them directly in the bowl? I'm concerned about water-logging the shrimp and washing out some flavor, but I also don't want it to take forever. Can I speed it up with warm or luke-warm water, if I cook them immediately after?

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