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Defrosting guide

Details the different recommended defrosting times per type of food item.

 

Defrosting pastry

Food Quantity Time Recommendations
Flaky or short crust 400 g 1 - 3 minutes Place on absorbent paper and turn over half way through.

 

Defrosting seafood

Food Quantity Time Recommendations
Scallops 500 g 5 - 7 minutes Place on a plate and stir half way through.
Shelled prawns 100 g 1 - 2 minutes
Whole pink prawns 200 g 2 - 4 minutes
Crayfish/tiger prawns (10) 500 g 6 - 8 minutes

 

Defrosting fish, meat and vegetables

Food Quantity Time
Whole fish / darns / fillets / steaks 100 g 1 - 2 minutes
200 g 3 - 5 minutes
400 g 5 - 7 minutes
500 g 7 - 9 minutes
750 g 12 - 14 minutes
1000 g 17 - 19 minutes
Turkey / pork / veal / beef / poultry Roasted / sliced / cubed / etc... 100 g 1 - 2 minutes
200 g 3 - 5 minutes
400 g 5 - 7 minutes
500 g 7 - 9 minutes
750 g 12 - 14 minutes
1000 g 17 - 19 minutes
1250 g 23 - 25 minutes
1500 g 28 - 30 minutes
1750 g 34 - 36 minutes
2000 g 39 - 41 minutes
Cauliflower / broccoli / carrots / mushrooms / diced mixed vegetables / etc... 500 g 7 - 9 minutes
750 g 12 - 14 minutes
1000 g 17 - 19 minutes

 

Defrosting fruit

Food Quantity Time
Strawberries 250 g 7 - 9 minutes
Raspberries/cherries 250 g 6 - 8 minutes
Gooseberries / blueberries /blackcurrants 250 g 5 - 7 minutes
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