Tips and Trick: How to defrost salmon.. the safe way(s)
For many of us, salmon is a pleasure at the table that is something we often look for. While buying it fresh at the fish counter is excellent, it's not always a reasonable option. Whether you don't have time to stop at the store on the way home from work or that the price of fresh food is not right, frozen salmon is an excellent alternative. But what is the best way to defrost it? It all depends on the time you have.
How to defrost salmon ... (very important note!)
You have some options to defrost salmon; It really depends on how much time you have. The goal with each of them is to keep the fish out of the danger zone (41 ° F to 135 ° F) where bacteria can grow rapidly. Risks include extended time at room temperature, contact with hot water and microwave defrosting; the last two can also affect the texture.
If you have a lot of time
While this requires some planning, the easiest and most infallible way to defrost salmon is to allow it to thaw slowly in the refrigerator overnight. Simply transfer the frozen packaging from the freezer to the refrigerator (you can place it on a plate covered with a paper towel to trap any condensation). In approximately 24 hours, it should be completely thawed and ready to cook.
If you have a little time
If you forget to put the salmon in the refrigerator overnight, but dinner is still a few hours away, your best option is to defrost it in cold water. Fill a large bowl with cold water, place the fish in a plastic zip bag (if you have not already done so) and immerse it. It will take approximately one hour for the salmon to defrost, depending on its size and thickness. Check it after 30 minutes to see how it is progressing and change the water if it starts to heat up.
If (essentially) you don't have time
Here is a little secret: if you can't even wait an hour to start preparing dinner, you can cook directly frozen salmon. You can do it safely because you avoid the dangerous temperature zone while cooking. To ensure that its texture is as tender and flaky as thawed salmon, you must follow a specific method: roast the salmon, covered, over high heat for five minutes to vaporize it and trap the moisture during then thaw it for the remaining five to eight minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
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