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Is there a way to quick thaw a Cornish hen?

February 14 2011 at 3:28 PM
Tnetter  (Login TxNet)

They need to be in the oven right now and are still frozen. I stuck them in the oven, unstuffed, until I learn something.

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Maxine
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Sure

February 14 2011, 4:05 PM 

Thaw them in the microwave, like a chicken, keying in a weight that's a little less than what they are. As I recall, Cornish hens typically weigh around 20 ounces, so key in 1 lb. or so. Then put in cold water to finish thawing, which shouldn't take long. The reason I said to understate the weight is that you don't want to start cooking them in the microwave...do you? You could, if you need to speed things up.

 
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Sandy in MI
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how did they turn out?

February 14 2011, 6:25 PM 

Did you thaw them in the microwave?

 
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Tnetter
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The regular oven did it

February 15 2011, 8:25 AM 

Cornish hens are so small that it didn't take long. I left them in the oven for about 15 minutes and they were almost completely thawed, so I stuffed them and put them back in. They were great and dh was impressed.

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Well, I can't believe the stuff that is not I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is not I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and I can't believe that both I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and the stuff that I can't believe is not I Can't Believe It's Not Butter are both, in fact, not butter. - Alice

 
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Anonymous
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Re: The regular oven did it

January 22 2015, 6:57 AM 

What temperature did you have your oven at?

 
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Tnetter
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I have no idea. Probably the lowest temp 170

January 26 2015, 9:26 AM 

That's what I would do now anyway.

Actually, now, I would thaw them in warm water. It's fast and doesn't cook the meat any.


    
This message has been edited by TxMarti on Jan 26, 2015 9:27 AM


 
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