Thawing Meat

Do not thaw at room temperature. For best results, thaw in the refrigerator. This allows for juicier, more flavorful steaks. Remove steaks or other items from the corrugated box and place in a single layer on a tray. Always leave the wrapper on while thawing.

Timetable for Defrosting Meats in the Refrigerator Meat Refrigerator (36 to 40° F) Large Roast 4 to 7 hours per pound Small Roast 3 to 5 hours per pound 1 inch Steak 12 to 14 hours Whole Turkey 1 day per 4 to 5 pounds Poultry Parts 1 day per 1 to 2 pounds

For quick, safe, thawing…thaw steaks in cold water while still in their wrapper. For example, Filet Mignons will take approximately 30-45 minutes to thaw.

The microwave oven provides an alternative for thawing your steaks, although it is our least recommended method. If you choose to thaw your steaks in the microwave, keep the following in mind: Leave meat in wrapping, do not puncture, watch carefully as the outer portions will thaw first. Standing time will complete thawing in the center. Meats thawed in the microwave will lose more of their natural juices, and therefore the final product may be drier and less tender than when thawed in the refrigerator.


Source: Omaha Steaks

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