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...

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Can Costco Bockwurst Be Frozen

by jf1971 4 years ago

My husband and son love these, can they be frozen? If so do you defrost before heating and how long does that take.

Defrosting pork

by kaysheh 4 years ago

I want to fully defrost my 3lb frozen pork shoulder for a slow cooker recipe. Problem is, I can't tell if it's fully defrosted in the middle because i don't want to cut into it. How can I tell th...

How to Quickly Thaw a Four Pound Pork Sirloin

by valia 4 years ago

I have a completely frozen 4 pound boneless pork sirloin roast that I would like to thaw quickly in order to make pulled pork for dinner tonight. It is in plastic and netting as well. How would I t...

Turkey Defrosting Disagreement

by Kat 7 years ago

We always buy a fresh turkey so never had this issue before. This year, spouse insisted on buying a frozen one because they were on sale. It is 15 lbs. It has been in the fridge 24 hours and is sti...

Last minute turkey thaw

by nanobabes 4 years ago

So I bought a 12 lb turkey Wednesday night and it is now Friday morning. I was aiming for a Friendsgiving dinner on Saturday, served at 5 pm. I put it in the fridge right away, but I know that ac...

Optimum freezer temperature

by Boxman 4 years ago

Intellectual curiosity got the better of me this evening, so I'm turning to the experts. What is the optimum freezer temperature, for home use? Obviously, we want it cold enough to negate any s...

Help with defrosted Ground Turkey for chili recipe

by OliveYou2 4 years ago

I bought two 1lb. pkgs of Foster Farms Organic ground turkey and froze them both in the original packaging. Yesterday I took out of freezer for about an hour or so, then placed in refrigerator over...

How to defrost frozen cake properly?

by hungryinmanhattan 4 years ago

I need to bake and freeze a pumpkin cake for an event mid-week. It will not be frosted until after I defrost it. How do I properly defrost it so that it does not become soggy or dry out? Do I rem...

Keeping defrosted seafood before cooking

by Babygirl12 4 years ago

I bought frozen lobster tails, crab legs, and scallops last evening and thawed them in the fridge overnight. I wasn't able to cook them all tonight. Is it safe to keep them in the fridge thawed u...

Can you Freeze Hummus?

by GravyDog 14 years ago

I just bought a case of Fresh Hummus from Bobby's, thanks to help from chowhound. Is it okay to freeze hummus...and if so, how do I defrost it without it coming out funky? tips appreciated on freez...

Can meat be defrosted on the counter?

by jrmd 13 years ago

My husband took burgers out of the freezer and left them on the counter instead of putting them in the refrigerator. Should we toss them or can we cook them later when we get home from work?

Safe or stupid to eat venison after thawing at room temperature overnight?

by Willanoah 5 years ago

Help! A guest (a hunter whom I do not know) presented me with a frozen leg of venison from a deer he had bagged. I was thrilled! Took it out of the freezer yesterday to thaw, forgot it and left ...

Separating Frozen Chicken?

by jdford85 5 years ago

Hey All, We recently purchased 40kg of frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts (About 80) at a discount but it basically came as one big block of poultry. Anyone have ideas on the safest way w...

URGENT: thaw 2.5 gallon tub of ice cream?

by mike2401 5 years ago

The ice cream just got delivered. It's -15 degrees F and is ROCK solid. It's 8am. The event is 1pm-5pm. I have 6 tubs of ice cream. HELP!

Turkey prepping question

by cubanita7272 5 years ago

Can i cook a turkey leaving the legs out without using twine? Also, when thawing a turkey overnight, should i keep the legs out so it thaws quicker? I already took the neck and giblets out to quic...

Cooking emergency- thawing frozen chicken?

by ForeverBirds 5 years ago

I bought a whole chicken early yesterday morning; got it home and in the fridge immediately to thaw. It's about 5 pounds so assuming even 7 hours per pound I figured it would be done by the time I ...

Turkey-Thawing Help Needed!

by trombasteve 10 years ago

Okay, so I'm living in Amman, Jordan, and finally managed to get a turkey (not easily done here) for friends for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but the bird is about 22 lbs, still frozen, and we've got 1...

Thawing frozen fish for sashimi

by sunshinedrop 13 years ago

I bought a piece of frozen sashimi grade tuna to make sashimi. What is the best way to thaw it to maintain the quality of the fish?

Defrosting a sliced cooked Brisket

by love2 5 years ago

I have a cooked,sliced brisket that I need to use for tonight... What i the best way to defrost it in time to eat in 6 hours?! Can I cover it and put it in the oven now to defrost/reheat?