Often we, the modern housewife, faced with a depressing domestic situation – time to cook dinner quite a bit, and pulled out of the freezer the meat like a treacherous shard of the iceberg.
And then we resort to all sorts of tricks on speeding up the defrost of our future. “Recipes” for this, there are many and every woman uses his method.
One of the most popular “old wives” way is to place frozen meat in a bowl of cold water. It still takes a couple of hours (although it depends on the volume of product), but still faster than wait for natural melting.
For the same speed of the method, we need a regular fan, before which you need to put a bowl of melting meat. Air movement will significantly speed up the process, but lightning it too difficult to call.
More enterprising Housewives used to mend kitchen appliances. For example, steamer or slow cooker with the same function. Thawing by steam is much more rapid and efficient compared with the first two options, but it is important to make sure the meat beginning to cook for a couple.
For these purposes well suited to the microwave, most of which have the function of defrost by default. Today we will talk about how to properly use a microwave for emergency defrost food and how to feed your family tasty and healthy dinner.
The algorithm defrosting meat in the microwave is quite simple and consists of only three stages.
First of all the meat you need to get out of the freezer and get rid of the entire contents, be it a conventional package, food wrap or any container. Even if the meat was bought in the foam substrate, which theoretically can be placed in the microwave, you shouldn’t – the liquid contained therein, starts to boil and “cook” the meat from the bottom, for defrosting the product, we can not do.
Put the butcher “block” suitable for microwave cookware – heat-resistant plastic container or in a plate without metallic decor from pottery, porcelain, heat-resistant glass or glass-ceramic. And the rest – business equipment.
Proceed directly to defrost. Put a bowl of meat on the glass tray inside the microwave and turn on the defrost mode. Depending on model of microwave oven, mode may be referred to as “Defrost”, “Quick defrost” or just have a button on the control panel with symbolic representation of drops or snowflakes.
Once the mode is selected, the select type of product (“Meat”) and include the device. Program defrost is notable for the fact that her microwave running at low power and long (usually 2-3 minutes).
After the microwave had completed the first cycle of defrosting, meat needs to come out, flip over and repeat the procedure. If you ignore this rule, then it is likely that on top of the meat is “cooked”, and inside will remain ice.
Do these simple manipulations you need until then, until the meat is thawed inside. It is important to note that the smaller the volume the faster it defrosts. Well, if the pieces of meat a small or large piece was cut into pieces before freezing – the entire process takes only 10-15 minutes.
By the way, some microwaves come with auto defrost, for which it is necessary not only to choose from a list defrost product, but also to indicate the approximate weight. Further “smart” oven determines the power and time defrost. However, this does not relieve us from having to flip the meat for uniform defrosting.
When the meat is frozen it’s been a few “sessions” defrosting and looks quite “animated”, you need to check how it thawed out inside. You can use a knife or any sharp kitchen object. If the knife is in the middle of the piece of material softly and smoothly, then you can begin to prepare nutritious meals.
But if in the middle of the meat has not thawed, you will have to repeat a defrost even once or twice. In order for the process to speed up, already melted, the meat can be cut into several parts.
When our meat finally got rid of nedenini inside and outside, it is completely ready for further heat treatment. Important: after defrosting meat have to be cooked immediately, not putting it in the fridge for storage.
Thawed foods, whether meat, fish or seafood, tend to deteriorate after thawing much faster, so work with them immediately after defrosting. If you can not cook meat immediately after thawing, then the emergency defrost is better not to hurry.
Microwave in the kitchen – the device is multifunctional and uniquely useful. It helps to cope not only with the defrost, but with the preparation and reheating of ready meals (which we really appreciate). The main advantage of a microwave oven – done it all fast and with minimal effort in a closer in the modern world, agree, very, very important.
We hope that our simple guidelines will help You to be faster and easier to cope with everyday tasks and a new look to your microwave!Recent search terms: