Defrosting meat or poultry


Only ever thaw meat, chicken or other frozen food in the fridge under 5C (it will take a while) or using the defrost function in your microwave. Bacteria will love to grow if you defrost in water in the sink and, however well you seal the meat or chicken in plastic the bacteria will get into the water contaminating your sink and kitchen. This can give you a nasty bout of food poisoning.