We’ve all done it: Faced with a frozen-solid chicken cutlet or steak and looking to expedite the defrosting process, we’ve turned to the microwave. It has a setting for this, we tell ourselves. How bad could it be? A few minutes later, after a half-frozen, half-cooked piece of meat emerges, we kick ourselves for being so optimistic.
So what’s the best way to defrost meat when you’re in a hurry? There are a couple of options.