You will need
- - deep bowl;
- - cold water;
- plastic bags;
- - microwave safe container.
Remove the fish from the freezer. Wrap the carcass or steaks in a few plastic bags to thaw fish does not stain the sink, and the taste of the product has not suffered from excessive moisture. Place the bundle in a sink or deep bowl filled with water about half. Turn on cold water and keep the fish under running until, until it is ready for butchering. On average, the process takes 1.5 hours depending on the size of the fish.
If you are forced to conserve water, leave the fish in the tank filled with cold liquid. Completely replace the water in the sink or a bowl every half hour. This method will increase the time of thawing of the product. Do not use for defrosting fish hot or warm liquid. Or lost most of the nutrients contained in the product, and the taste of it is much worse. Fish fillet and minced in water thawed.
To quickly defrost fish and fish products in a microwave oven. Put desired amount of fish in a bowl designed for use in the microwave. Choose the defrost mode with the subsection "fish", specify the amount of product and turn on the device. Do not forget to periodically remove the dish from the oven and transfer the pieces for more even defrosting. A significant drawback of this technique is that the size of the microwave allows you to defrost it large carcasses of fish.
It is not necessary to thaw the fish intact until the end, slightly frozen carcass to clean much easier and faster. In some cases, frozen pieces of fish can be cooked without thawing. In this case add a few extra minutes to the time of the heat treatment. Thawed fish should not be subject to re-freezing, it will significantly degrade its nutritional value.