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Old 01-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
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Thanks for the many replies... the consensus seems to be cold water, fridge, or a combination of the two, which seems fairly easy to handle.

Some on this thread have said 'fairly quickly' with the cold water method. How long are we talking? Obviously it depends on the amount of fish etc etc, I'm just curious for a ballpark estimate...
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:52 PM   #12
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With the trickling cold water into a bowl, usually 30 minutes or so for sea scallops, jumbo shrimp or a small vacuum sealed snapper fillet. In the fridge a good hour. At my house anyway.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:14 PM   #14
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I'm not recommending it, but I put the vacuum packed tilapia fillets on the counter for a little while (until they aren't rock solid, an hour at the most), then refrigerate. BUT I have to say, my kitchen is quite cold. I wouldn't do it in the summer. They're very thin, and I just do it to jump-start the process.
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Plan ahead and take the fish out of the freezer and transfer to the refrigerator the day before you plan to use it.
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Here's what I do with frozen tilapia filets in individual vacuum packs. I put it in the fridge the morning I plan to use it. When I get home from work I take it out of the package, season and let it sit on a plate while getting everything else ready for supper. By the time I throw it on the stove top grill, it's ready.
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Here's what I do with frozen tilapia filets in individual vacuum packs. I put it in the fridge the morning I plan to use it. When I get home from work I take it out of the package, season and let it sit on a plate while getting everything else ready for supper. By the time I throw it on the stove top grill, it's ready.
Sounds perfect.
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Defrosting Fish I'm curious what people think is the most effective way to defrost frozen fish (mostly the vacuum packed cheap stuff, not like a fresh fish that i caught and scaled). I'm trying to get more fish and healthy meats into my diet but fresh fish is so expensive. I feel like frozen fish fillets might be a decent (and cheaper) alternative. Usually I just take it out and either throw it in the fridge or on the counter, but I never seem to let it thaw enough in the fridge and a birdie once told me that leaving meats on the counter leads to bacteria growth. Any thoughts? 3 stars 1 reviews
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