Microwaves are an excellent way of
defrosting frozen food. Microwaves gently
defrost frozen food in a short period of
time. This can be of great advantage, if
unexpected guests suddenly show up.
Frozen poultry must be thoroughly thawed
before cooking. Remove any metal ties and
take it out of any wrapping to allow thawed
liquid to drain away.
Put the frozen food on a dish without cover.
Turn over half way, drain off any liquid and
remove any giblets as soon as possible.
Check the food occasionally to make sure
that it does not feel warm.
For defrosting of frozen food with a temperature of about -5 to -4 °F, use the following table
as a guide.
Place the meat on the turntable. Shield thinner edges with
aluminium foil. Turn over after half of defrosting time!
Let stand for 15-30 minutes.
If smaller and thinner parts of the frozen
food start to warm up, they can be shield by
wrapping very small strips of aluminium foil
around them during defrosting.
Should poultry start to warm up on the
outer surface, stop thawing and allow it to
stand for 20 minutes before continuing.
Leave the fish, meat and poultry to stand in
order to complete defrosting. The standing
time for complete defrosting will vary
depending on the quantity defrosted. Please
refer to the table below.
Flat food defrosts better than thick
and smaller quantities need less
time than bigger ones. Remember
this hint while freezing and
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