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How to Defrost Chorizo Meat Fast

Updated February 21, 2017

Chorizo is a rich Spanish or Mexican sausage. Spanish chorizo is cured and does not require cooking, but Mexican chorizo is a raw meat product and must be heated thoroughly before eating. Both types of chorizo store well in the freezer but can take several hours to defrost in the refrigerator. If, and only if, you are heating and eating the chorizo immediately, you can use a faster method for thawing out the meat.

Place the frozen chorizo on a microwave-safe plate.

Heat the sausage on the defrost setting of your microwave for six to eight minutes or use the automatic timer on your microwave to defrost the meat based on its weight.

Remove the sausage from the microwave and cook immediately.

Thaw the chorizo with cold water if you do not have a microwave. Seal the sausage in an airtight freezer bag and submerge it in cold water for up to one hour per 0.454kg. of meat, changing the water after 30 minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Microwave-safe plate
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