How do you defrost fish quickly?
No, you need a quick thawing method that won’t accidentally par-cook some of the fish fillet’s thinner parts (we’re looking at you, microwave). So here’s what you do instead: Prepare a large bowl of hot water, place the frozen fish into a resealable plastic bag, and submerge the bag in the hot water for 5 minutes.
Why you shouldn’t defrost in the microwave?
Because of the way microwaves heat food, certain parts of the meat can cook through while others remain frozen. Not only does this ultimately yield uneven cooking results, but it could also allow dangerous bacteria to proliferate.
Can you cook frozen fish without thawing?
You can skip the thawing process altogether and cook frozen fish straight from the freezer. You’ll have to add a few minutes to the cook time in your recipe to account for the lack of thawing, but you can poach, steam, bake, broil, or grill fish straight from the freezer!