Time often gets the best of me and most days I forget to take something out of the freezer to thaw out for dinner. Most times I remember early afternoon and then wonder if what I took out will be thawed out in time to cook for dinner. I really do not like using the microwave to defrost food, so what is the solution when you want to cook something that is frozen and you have little time to do it in?
Here are two methods to defrost items fast without “cooking” them like a microwave does.
For smaller items I run under cold water until thawed out. Like this homemade pasta sauce I made, since I froze it and decided to make pasta that night I just ran the jar under water for a few minutes until I was about to pour it out of the jar.
If you do not want to use running water then pour water into a bowl and leave your frozen item in the bowl and allow to defrost and then use.
Next time you forget to take dinner out of your freezer and it needs to be thawed out prior to cooking try one of these methods!