It might be the longest, but thawing seafood in the refrigerator is undoubtedly the safest way to thaw any protein, such as seafood. It also protects the quality of the seafood, providing the best quality-control method.
For example, for our Individual Frozen Portions (IFP) or Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) bags like our shrimp and scallops, it can take up to 12- 24 hours to thaw. Please remove from the original package, plate, and cover, or at a minimum, puncture the plastic packaging.
Once thawed, seafood lasts up to three days in the original package. Do not refreeze after thawing
IQF bags: (If you are in a hurry!)
We don’t recommend running under cold water outside of the bag. Cook immediately after thawing.
Our goal is to try not to let the scallops or shrimp absorb any water!
Not always the favorite way, but it’s fast, and the microwave method is undoubtedly the quickest of the three. Still, it’s the least preferred method to preserve the seafood’s quality. But if you forgot to take it out of the freezer and are in a hurry, here’s what you do: make sure you puncture the plastic before placing it in the microwave. Use the “Defrost” function and set the time according to weight. Cook immediately after thawing.