Come time, I just grab a bag ready to go and actually just put it in the sink with hot tap water. I learned to do that trick in 1968 when i worked in the meat department at a national chained grocery in canada. Wait five to 10 minutes depending on how thick your meat is , and BOOM—your dinner-to-be is defrosted.
Either let it sit or open the faucet and have a steady stream of water defrost it. You can tell by taste if foods are good for you or not. N ever use hot water, as that can cause the outer layer of the food to heat up to a temperature where harmful bacteria begins to multiply.
Hot, soapy water scrubbing it.
If not, is there concern about BPA contaminating the meat? A Step-by-Step Guide Learn to cook delicate ingredients, like fish or vegetables, in parchment, then watch our how-to video. I use the hottest water available from my kitchen sink tap.
I leave meat out on the counter as long as possible before cooking.
I am always suprised how quickly meat will defrost this way. They are not radioactive, and do not create radioactivity. And two I feel bad about wasting one or more sinkfuls of water when we in CA are experiencing a serious drought. We either stick in the fridge over night or put the whole package into a sink full of cold water.
Another plus: Before and after defrosting your meat. Microwaving changes the flavors so you know it changes. Flip through our guide for defrosting meat, then watch our how-to video.
Thawing meat and food safety is right up there with trying to assemble something written in French with a bunch of parts labeled A to Z. I have been doing the same thing for a while. Then defrosting is easy as pie in hot water. And thank you for this idea—maybe a reader will come across one and be able to pick it up.
Jenna Birch Jenna Birch is a Michigan-based freelance health and lifestyle journalist, covering topics ranging from general health and nutrition to beauty and psychology.
I discovered this method by myself years ago…do not remember how…but it works for me! When the package arrived, I tore it open, as I could hardly wait to see this pig-in-a-poke I had bought.
Just something the real foodies have latched on to — and I consider myself a real foodie. Feb 15, 2019.
Keep food in plastic bag in front of the fan and usually 30 minutes fully defrosted.