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Cook from frozen?

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conversant · 11/06/2017 21:30


Can I cook from frozen, steaks, burgers, chicken, salmon?

How do I do it? Do I just place it in the frying pan? Any more info? I have never done it!


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Ylvamoon · 11/06/2017 21:36

I sometimes do chicken breast. I wrap it in foil at 180-200*C (fan oven) for about 30- 40 minutes. Cut it up and use it for stir fry or curries....

FusionChefGeoff · 11/06/2017 21:40

I use steam bags (from most big supermarkets or Amazon) for chicken and fish.

AdaColeman · 11/06/2017 21:53

I would defrost steak, and chicken too unless it was already cooked and chopped into small chunks.
Salmon should be alright if cut into steaks, but if whole or a large joint I would defrost.

Wolfiefan · 11/06/2017 21:54

I would never cook meat from frozen. You risk overcooking the outside and having it raw in the middle.

conversant · 12/06/2017 00:20

Thanks but I need information from people who actually cook it from frozen, as I have read numerous times that many people do it.

All the parts are thick as burgers, no joints or bulky pieces. Can I just put them on the frying pan and cook them? Is there any procedure?

Or should I use foil and oven? Will the steak be good in oven?

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Wolfiefan · 12/06/2017 07:17

You are being advised not to on the basis of food safety. Not personal preference. You could well put yourself (and your family) in hospital.

conversant · 12/06/2017 20:22

Wolfiefan you are not right, there are many frozen meat that say 'cook from frozen''. So your advice is not credible.

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Wolfiefan · 12/06/2017 22:47

It is entirely credible. Cooking food that is designed to be cooked from frozen and following the cooking advice is fine.
Freezing a whole chicken and then chucking it in the oven is a fast track to hospital. @conversant.

conversant · 12/06/2017 23:22

I never said freezing a whole chicken. I said freezing chicken breasts, wings, thighs and put them in a frying pan from frozen.

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