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2006/07/16 11:41:28 (permalink)
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defrosting meats

is it ok to get a frozen chicken or steak out of the freezer and defrost it for 30 mins in the microwave?

my mum has a mental problem with cooking things properly and salmelina and stuff
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    RE: defrosting meats 2006/07/16 11:56:01 (permalink)
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    As long as its hot through, any potential bacteria will have been killed.
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    RE: defrosting meats 2006/07/16 11:57:38 (permalink)
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    Just make sure that whatever you defrost is properly defrosted prior to cooking otherwise cooking becomes more complex.
    You must be defrosting a whole chicken for it to take 1/2hr. Breasts will normally take 10mins dependant on the power rating of your mic.
    Just be careful but there isnt anything wrong with this, its making sure its properly cooked and that you dont get cross contamination of cooked/uncooked products that can cause problems.

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    RE: defrosting meats 2006/07/16 12:07:25 (permalink)
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    I don't like microwaves, I usually put the food (whilst in its freezer bag) in some warm water to speed up the natural defrosting process if I haven't planned ahead - some people think that's a bad idea but the meat is sealed and it's not done me any harm.
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    RE: defrosting meats 2006/07/16 12:10:53 (permalink)
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    oh its about 100-150 g chicken fillets, beef is about 100g
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    RE: defrosting meats 2006/07/16 12:17:01 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Cats Milk

    oh its about 100-150 g chicken fillets, beef is about 100g


    If your chopping them up, then its safe to cook from frozen IMO. If you cooking the full fillets, either leave them sitting on a good heat conductor at room temp, or micro them as you suggested.
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    RE: defrosting meats 2006/07/16 12:42:53 (permalink)
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    ok ill microwave them, does time matter? would it be safe to half cook it and eat it?
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