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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Defrosting meat in a brine questio n

by MV 15 years ago

I meant to defrost some pork chops over night and put them in a brine before i went to work this morning but i forgot to leave them out last night. So this morning i placed the chops directly in t...

Thawing Cookie Dough Fast!

by Lorry13 9 years ago

Hello, I frequently make the NY Time Chocolate Chip cookie recipe that requires the cookie dough to sit in the fridge for 24-36hr. I'm in a bit of a time crunch and will not have the 2-3 hours tha...

Freezing cooked Mexican black beans and cooked pinto beans (Cafe rio type)

by bungiefour 5 years ago

I need input! We are serving a Cafe Rio type dinner at my daughters wedding reception in a week. I wanted to do as much of the cooking this week. Can the cooked black and pinto beans be frozen? I ...

Thawing/freezing chicken question:

by NonnieMuss 5 years ago

I'm cooking chicken salad for over 100 people this weekend for a wedding. We've estimated that, with the other food being served, we'll need somewhere around 40 lbs. of chicken (bone-in) to suit o...

How the heck to thaw this and heat it?

by JasFoodie 5 years ago

I was offered two pans of frozen cheese ravioli while picking up my food from the Gleaners today. Never one to turn down actual meal type food (a lot of the stuff I get from there is rather random ...

Best ways to defrost a cake?

by momnivore 10 years ago

For an upcoming desserts and cocktails party, I have baked several desserts in the past two weeks and frozen them (a red velvet cake, a chocolate chip cookie pie, cheese cake, mini pumpkin muffins,...

Thawing a Turkey in the Fridge

by jcmods 14 years ago

I noticed that almost every "official" how-to Turkey site tells you that a 12 lb bird thaws in roughly three days in the fridge. I have done this for a few years now and it takes a week to get tha...

How long can I keep defrosted chicken breasts in the fridge?

by sasserwazr 12 years ago

I often buy those big trays of boneless, skinless, chicken breasts from Sam's Club and stick them right in the freezer. Then on a Sunday night I defrost them in the sink. When they are sufficient...

how to prepare frozen veggies to stir-fry?

by fadista 10 years ago

_Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge_ emphasizes that vegetables must be "dry" before adding to the wok. The book does not recommend using packaged pre-mixed frozen "stir-fry vegetables," but as a pra...

Frozen Bread?

by OrganicLife 13 years ago

This is probably a very stupid question... I have a weird thing abotu frozen foods so I never buy them. However a type of bread that I want to try (Ezekiel Sprouted Grains) is only available fr...

Refreezing already cooked meat

by abbarubin 8 years ago

So, I thawed out some meat and cooked it. It was a lot and I froze half of it. A week later I thawed out the previously cooked meat, but something came up and I had to run out, so I refroze the coo...

How do I prepare frozen fish?

by jessicheese 10 years ago

I love fish, but my husband doesn't eat it so I don't prepare it often. The extent of my fish capabilites would consist of sauteed shrimp, crab cakes, and salmon in the toaster oven. We recently ...

Question about defrosting a whole chicken

by gmm 11 years ago

When chickens go on sale, I always like to buy at least a couple and throw the extras in the freezer. How long should it take to defrost one the "safe" way in the fridge? I'm talking about whole ...

How to heat a frozen pie?

by Eujeanie 11 years ago

I bought a fully baked cherry pie. We did not have time to eat it so I froze it intact. How do I heat it up without overcooking it or having the crust be soggy? Do I thaw it out first, or co...

Can I defrost my turkey in brining liquid?

by JCap 12 years ago

I'm going to need to soak my turkey to get it defrosted for tomorrow. I figured I could kill 2 birds with one stone by also brining, but there's alot of chemistry going on here (frozen meat, the b...

How can I tell if my turkey is defrosted completely?

by spkspk 12 years ago

This is my first year using a frozen turkey... poor planning on my part, didn't order one in advance and got stuck. So I have it in the fridge defrosting as I type, and by all estimates it should...

Question - How many times can you freeze and thaw ground meat?

by tigerd 12 years ago

I have some frozen turkey breast, and I've frozen it, thawed it, frozen and thawed it again yesterday. Do you think it's still good? How many times can I freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw-freeze? Help!?!

frozen crab legs

by Val G 19 years ago

A quick crabby query... I bought some frozen snow crab legs. Should I thaw before steaming them? Is there a trick to cooking them so that the meat slides easily out of the shell?

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