BEST WAY (Recommended)
Our recommendation is to thaw in a pan or tray to catch any possible leaks. Defrost in the refrigerator prior to cooking. Meat, poultry, and seafood can be thawed in their packaging. It should take no longer than a day to fully thaw one pound of meat; larger cuts of meat will take longer. Most seafood can defrost in as little as 12 hours.
Need to quick thaw — vacuum sealed products should be placed in cold water for 30 to 60 minutes. We suggest using a waterproof package or bag to keep water out. In cold tap water submerge the sealed bag, changing the water every 30 minutes as it continues to thaw. Smaller packages of seafood/meat will typically thaw in an hour or less. Larger pieces can take several hours.