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Thawing frozen meat in hot water

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Thawing frozen meat in hot water

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Mojave | | Mar 23, 2012 12:10 PM

I've heard that thawing frozen meat in hot water is a bad idea, and my husband always freaks out when I do it, like he's going to die or something. I've done this many many times before without a problem. I am horrible at preplanning dinner and about 75% of the time figure out dinner plans on my way home from work, then pull out the frozen meat and put it in hot water (packaged). I don't leave it for more than 30 minutes Sometimes I thaw it in the microwave if it is still a tad frozen. How bad is this, really?

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