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Fishbox Guide | How to quickly and safely defrost fish - Fishbox

Friday, July 29, 2016 : 12:33 PM

Here at Fishbox, we love to talk fish, which is why we want to share some great fishy advice on the topics we’re asked most by our customers.


How to quickly and safely defrost fish


As you know all of your Fishbox fish arrives fresh so it is perfectly safe to pop some of your extra portions in the freezer to enjoy at a later date.

As a rule, we suggest to defrost and use up your fish within 3 months of being frozen so it maintains it's great taste and quality.

Since our fish is so fresh when it arrives at your door it will still taste amazing after being frozen!


We know that often busy lives means dinner needs to be quick and convenient and many of our customers ask us how to defrost their Fishbox fish quickly and safely.

Here is our guide: 


Cold water thawing


Step 1

To quickly thaw fish, first place the fish in a seal-able plastic bag and push all of the air out of it before sealing. If you've kept your fish portions in the vacuum-sealed bag then you can leave it in its packaging.


Step 2

Fill a bowl with cold water and immerse the sealed fish in this. Leave the cold tap running over the sealed fish until it has fully defrosted. Change the bowl of water throughout to speed up the thawing process. Depending on the quantity and size of fish, it should be fully defrosted within 20 mins to 1 hour




Once defrosted always cook fish immediately. 

Enjoy your Fishbox dinner!!

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