Properly defrosting seafood plays an important role in preserving the flavor and freshness of seafood.
The best way to defrost seafood includes: Defrost in the refrigerator and thaw in ice.
In particular, defrosting in the refrigerator is to let frozen seafood from the freezer to the cooler for a few hours before it needs to be cooked. This will help the seafood defrost slowly and keep its freshness.
The correct way to defrost seafood with ice is to place the seafood in a food bag and seal it, then place the bag in a cool basin from the faucet.
If you want to defrost faster, change the water frequently. Note that defrost with cool water from the faucet, do not use hot water.
There are several ways to defrost fresh squid so that it remains sweet and fresh. But the best way is still to defrost with cool water under running water. Soak the entire squid bag with vacuum seal (if any) in cool water for about 10 minutes. When the squid is soft, take it out of the bag and rinse it under running water
It is also the fastest way to defrost squid and ensure the best quality of squid.
For crabs, the best way to defrost is to put them in the refrigerator for a few hours before cooking. This will help the crabs stay fresher and tastier
The way to defrost lobster will be a bit more complicated than other seafood. The most standard way to defrost lobster consists of two steps:
First, put the lobster in a small pot and then pour cool water into the box to just cover the shrimp. Then, place the bowl of water containing the lobster in the refrigerator. Leave it for about 1 to 1.5 hours for the lobster to defrost completely.