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Thawing Frozen Seafood

Thawing Premier Catch Seafood

Seafood ordered from Premier Catch should be kept frozen until ready for preparation. Items can be stored frozen for up to 12 months, but are best if consumed within 6 months of purchase.

Check out our comprehensive guide on Cooking Seafood.

Thawing Fish

Refrigerator Method:

The safest way to thaw your fish is under refrigeration. We recommend removing the product from the original packaging, placing it in a plastic bag or on a plate, and allowing it to thaw in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, or overnight.

Quick-Thaw Method:

If you require faster thawing, we recommend placing the vacuum-sealed portions in a bowl of cold water for 30-45 minutes. Once thaw, remove from the packaging, rinse gently with cool water and pat dry.

Keep refrigerated until serving or preparing. We recommend consuming within 1-2 days of thawing.

*Never microwave your fish or allow it to sit out at room temperature to thaw as both methods can affect the texture.

Thawing Scallops

Refrigeration Method:

The safest way to thaw your scallops is under refrigeration. We recommend removing the product from the original packaging, placing it in a plastic bag or on a plate, and allowing it to thaw in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, or overnight.

Quick-Thaw Method:

If you require faster thawing, we recommend placing the vacuum-sealed bag in a bowl of cold water for 30-45 minutes. Once thaw, remove from the packaging, rinse gently with cool water in a collander and pat dry.

Keep refrigerated until serving or preparing. We recommend consuming within 1-2 days of thawing.

Thawing Shrimp

Refrigeration Method:

The safest way to thaw your shrimp is under refrigeration. We recommend removing the product from the original packaging, placing it in a plastic bag or on a plate, and allowing it to thaw in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, or overnight.

Quick-Thaw Method:

If you require faster thawing, we recommend placing the vacuum-sealed bag in a bowl of cold water for 30-45 minutes. Once thaw, remove from the packaging, rinse gently with cool water in a collander and pat dry.

Keep refrigerated until serving or preparing. We recommend consuming within 1-2 days of thawing.

*Note: This product is fully cooked and can be consumed once thawed or used in your favorite recipes.

Thawing Dungeness Crab Legs

Our Dungeness crab is fully cooked and then frozen. They are designed for you to simply thaw and eat.

The safest way to thaw your crab is under refrigeration. We recommend gently rinsing the crab legs under cold water and then placing them on a wire rack over a tray in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, or overnight. This ensures thawing at safe temperatures.

Keep refrigerated until serving or preparing. We recommend consuming within 1-2 days of thawing.

*Note: This product is fully cooked and can be consumed once thawed or used in your favorite recipes.

Thawing King Crab Legs

The safest way to thaw your crab is under refrigeration. We recommend gently rinsing the crab legs under cold water and then placing them on a wire rack over a tray in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, or overnight. This ensures thawing at safe temperatures.

Keep refrigerated until serving or preparing. We recommend consuming within 1-2 days of thawing.

*Note: This product is fully cooked and can be consumed once thawed or used in your favorite recipes.

Thawing Crab Meat

The safest way to thaw the cooked crab meat is under refrigeration. We recommend placing it on a plate, and allowing it to thaw in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, or overnight.

For faster thawing, you may place the sealed package in a bowl of very cold water for 30-45 minutes. Once thaw, remove the crab meat from the packaging and prepare. If you are not cooking it right away, keep it refrigerated until you are ready to prepare it. We recommend consuming it within 1-2 days of thawing.

Thawing Spot Prawns

The safest way to thaw your spot prawns is under refrigeration. We recommend gently rinsing them under cold water and then placing them in a colander over a plate or tray in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, or overnight. This ensures thawing at safe temperatures.

Keep refrigerated until serving or preparing. We recommend consuming within 1 day of thawing.

Thawing Salmon Dip

We recommend placing the container of salmon dip in the refrigerator on a paper towel overnight, or for 6-8 hours, to thaw.

Once thaw, consume within 10 days.

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