I froze a bag of big beautiful yellow tomatoes to use in the dead of winter. I'd love to make a sauce, but what is the best way to thaw them? Should I leave them on the counter or put the frozen tomatoes directly in the pan and let them thaw as they cook?
Sent by Katherine
Katherine, I've thawed them every which way — microwaved for a cook defrost, left on the counter for a few hours, chilled in the fridge overnight. It doesn't seem to make too much of a difference.
Readers, any advice or thoughts to offer?
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