It’s good to know the correct way to defrost food, but when it comes to fish, save time and effort and cook it right from the freezer.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has an entire site dedicated to telling you to avoid thawing fish. You can poach, roast, broil, steam, grill or sauté frozen fish (honestly, Alaskan or not). Rinse off the ice crystals first.
In addition to the time saved without waiting for the fish to thaw, Cooking light suggests that there might be other benefits to this:
I tried it by rubbing a frozen fillet with my miso marinade and placing it under the grill. It took a bit of playing with the timing, but to my surprise, it worked like a charm. In fact, it worked even better than cooking thawed fillets, allowing me to keep more of the center of this lovely medium rare while still getting great char on the outside. It’s the ultimate healthy, easy, and, let’s face it, lazy dinner.
Who doesn’t like lazy dinners? (By the way, your steaks can also go from the freezer to the pan and come out wonderful.)
photo by duck rf.