For cooking lovers who are busy and don’t have enough time to go to the market and buy fresh meat everyday (including me), freezer is absolutely a life saver. You can go to the supermarket once or twice a week, buy everything that you need and put all the meat (beef, pork, poultry, seafood…) in the freezer, and when you cook meals, defrost them before using. That sounds pretty easy, but in reality, if you don’t know some tips and tricks, it will become a nightmare.
The first thing we’re gonna think about when it comes to defrosting: microwave, it seems to be multi functional and very helpful in the kitchen. But many sources demonstrate that rapid thawing in the microwave is not recommended, since this method of thawing will lose valuable nutrients. The meat will completely lose its flavor and appearance when cooking. Plus, sometimes, by accidentally putting the meat too long in the microwave, there’s a risk that it will be cooked a little bit in the edges or become dry in these parts.
So what’s the solution, how to defrost meat faster without ruining its flavor? My simple tip is pouring some vinegar over it. The vinegar not only tenderizes the meat but also bring down the freezing temperature of the meat and cause it to thaw quicker. But this is definitely not the only way so if you have some tips for this, feel free to share with other bloggers and me in the comment section below, I’d love to listen to your experiences and tricks ^^
See you in the next post with more recipes and more kitchen tips,
Love, Trang Quynh
Source: Google, lifehackery.com, cook13.com