1. Fill ‘Er Up
3. Chill Out
If you put food that’s still warm in the freezer you run the risk of raising its temperature and partially thawing the surrounding foods. If you’re in a hurry, cool food faster by putting it in an ice bath.
Keep veggies like peas, asparagus and broccoli from turning brown in the freezer with this simple tip: boil them for 30 seconds first, then put them right into an ice bath.
Although thinner cuts of fish or burger patties may be okay, avoid cooking raw poultry or large pieces of meat without thawing first to avoid uneven and unsafe cooking temperatures.