Thawing & Defrosting

Take Your Turkey Out of the Freezer Right Now

It's Thanksgiving Day and if your turkey isn't already in the oven, well, don't panic (too much). If your turkey is thawed enough to safely cut into pieces, spatchcock it for faster cooking, but if...

Frozen tomatoes

by Tramlaw2018 1 year ago

I froze tomatoes and boiled them and took off the skin and stermcord and placed in freezer bags. I was cleaning out the freezer now a few weeks later to make room for everything I left a larger bag...

Defrost frozen fish in original plastic packaging. Safe?

by mike2401 11 years ago

Why does my fozen salmon purchased from store in plastic wrapping warn AGAINST thawing in its original plastic wrap? I've seen some packing that says remove from plastic, place on plate, and cov...

Defrosting in the Oven

by hanguolaohu 13 years ago

I'm a bachelor and end up freezing meats because I cannot get eat them fast enough on my own. The problem I keep encountering is I get hungry but don't plan my weekly menu accurately, so I don't h...

Thawing frozen brined turkey

by wyldfyre12 2 years ago

Help! I have a 14 lb Frozen brined turkey I just took out of the freezer this morning. Now I read it could take 3 or more days to defrost. I have to cook it early Thursday morning, is it okay to ta...

Steaming Frozen Shrimp: Thaw First or Cook from Frozen?

by damian 9 years ago

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 unde...

Thawing frozen meat in hot water

by Mojave 10 years ago

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 p...

Turkey thawed in fridge 8 days...ok to use?

by shao57 12 years ago

First post. I apologize in advance if I screwed up. I did a search and didn't find anything like this on the boards, so here's my dilemna: Bought 12.5lb turkey last Monday and put it in the fri...

Any hope for freezer-burn meat?

by bblonde 6 years ago

I'm trying to watch my budget so the idea of tossing what remains of the side of beef I have in the freezer kills me. Some of it has been in the deep freeze for a couple years. Mostly briskets, r...

Chicken soup, thawed in fridge with still an ice cube in it. Safe to eat?

by Bellabon 4 years ago

Hi everyone. I made some homemade chicken soup about two weeks ago and froze it in a zip lock screw tight container. I can't remember when I took it out of the freezer to thaw in the fridge.. ma...

Rib Roast Still Frozen Like a Rock

by DaisyM 10 years ago

UGH! My rib roast has been on a rack in the fridge with foil loosly covering for over 24 hours, but it is still like a rock. The plan was to salt it tomorrow evening and roast for Tuesday (Valenti...


by valscutr 4 years ago

I got a frozen turkey this past sunday. I decided to put it in my fridge to defrost. Its a 10 pound turkey. Im cooking it tomorrow. I looked in the fridge a few minutes ago and notice a little wate...

Turkey Thawing

by nonie56 4 years ago

I am defrosting a turkey 20lbs. today Tuesday 11/21/17 and it has been 4 days and just realized at 7:30 am Tuesday that the pan that the turkey is sitting in had blood in it which meant the turkey ...

Langostino tails

by KatieJel33 8 years ago

How would you recommend cooking this? I wanted to use frozen ones that I bought from Trader Joe's, and I need some insight. Thanks!!!

Thawing frozen stock

by vanessa7 4 years ago

I froze chicken stock in wide-mouth freezer-safe glass jars and put one in the fridge to thaw last Thursday. It has been 3 days and it was still mostly a frozen mass so I made the mistake of runnin...

Shrimp purchased defrosted vs frozen saute different, need thawing tips for firmness?

by TheKnottyHooker 5 years ago

Hi. I buy shrimp at a few local grocery stores to *saute once in a while. The ones I buy defrosted seem to cook up with a firmer flesh. I don't overcook them but they get this nice firmness and get...

Best Way to Thaw Frozen Shrimp

by Velda Mae 12 years ago

What's the best way to thaw frozen shrimp? Does an overnight thaw in the fridge yield better results than a quick thaw under running water? Is the texture and/or flavor better that way?

Thawing a whole frozen ciabatta loaf... best way?

by nasv 11 years ago

Last weekend, I took advantage of the buy-1-get-2-free offer the last hour one of my local bakeries was opened... for my wife and me, 3 loaves is too much, so I froze a ciabatta loaf. I often ma...

Re-creating clarification needed!

by Porkypig93 5 years ago

I've been trying to look up my answer for a while and have found some sources contradict others. My feeling is that the answer will be it's totally ok to do this but I'd rather ask the question her...

Question about pork...

by jenvious 5 years ago

I took out a pack of pork chops before I went to work and left it on the counter by mistake instead of putting it in the fridge to defrost. When I got home I wasn't hungry so I put it in the fridge...

Refreezing defrosted seafood?

by brooklynroxie 12 years ago

Does anyone know if there are actual health dangers if one refreezes seafood that has been labeled as thawed when purchased? Is bacteria essentially refrozen back into the flesh and difficult to k...