Skip the Thawing, Cook Frozen Fish Straight From the Freezer

updated Oct 8, 2022
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Cooking frozen fish? Here’s a quick tip that will make your next seafood feast even easier!

Did you know that you don’t have to thaw frozen fish? It’s true, you don’t! You can skip the thawing process altogether and cook frozen fish straight from the freezer.

You’ll have to add a few minutes to the cook time in your recipe to account for the lack of thawing, but you can poach, steam, bake, broil, or grill fish straight from the freezer!

Here’s how to do it:

  • Remove the fish from the freezer: Remove the fish from the freezer and from its packaging.
  • Rinse off frost or ice: Rinse the fish under cold water to remove any frost or ice that’s accumulated.
  • Dry the fish: Pat the fish dry with a paper towel.
  • Prepare the fish: Brush the fish with a thin layer of olive oil, or your favorite flavorful marinade, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and get cooking.

Have you ever cooked with frozen fish?