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Thawing Meat

Find yourself in a pinch with frozen meat and dinner closing in? Use this tip to speed up thawing time!

A quick, easy way to thaw any type of frozen meat or fish is to place it on an inverted cast iron skillet that’s been wrapped in plastic. The coldness in the meat transfers to the cast iron, and as the meat thaws, the pan gets colder and colder. Simply remove the frozen food (this works with vegetables and fruit too!) from its packaging and lay it on the skillet, turning it every 15–20 minutes until thawed. Believe it or not, this technique cuts the thawing time in half, if not more!

Tags: Equipment, Tip, Vegetables, Seafood, Meat, Fruit