Defrost Shrimp In A Flash With A Whirl In Your Salad Spinner

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Instead of searching for a bowl big enough to thaw your frozen shrimp in, whip out your salad spinner and fill the basket with cold water. You can pour your crustaceans directly into the basket, making sure they’re fully submerged in water by placing the lid on top. To avoid any raw seafood juices dripping on your countertop, let the bowl sit in the sink until your shrimp have thawed, which should take up to half an hour. When they’re ready to go, pour out the water and spin to dry. Again, you’ll want to keep your basket in the sink when you do this to avoid any messy splashes. And if you need the spinner for anything else in your recipe (like lettuce), thaw your shrimp last, as you’ll want to wash your spinner after doing so.

It’s important to note that it’s technically possible to defrost your crustaceans in room temperature water, which will significantly speed up the process. However, it’s unadvisable to do so because, as we mentioned, the USDA only recommends cold water here to prevent exposure to contamination. If you end up needing more than 30 minutes to defrost your shrimp, make sure to change out the water after half an hour is up to keep it cold.

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