EASY PACKAGING METHODS TO USE WHEN FREEZING FISH
One of the best ways to preserve fish is by freezing. However, fish flesh is prone to freezer burns. A freezer burn occurs when the moisture in the fish flesh or any other meat in your freezer evaporates due to temperature fluctuation. This usually happens if you don’t wrap your fish flesh properly before freezing it. To avoid freezer burns, you need to minimise exposure to air. There are many ways to do this, and here are some of them for you to think about.
USING VACUUM SEALED BAGS
This is the most effective way to wrap and prepare fish flesh for freezing. A vacuum sealing system lets you suck all the air out of the storage bags. Home-use vacuum sealers for food in bags are very cheap.
WRAPPING MEAT IN CLING WRAP
Many consider using cling wrap is a good way to pack and avoid freezer burns. Since the material adheres to the surface it touches, it can prevent air from coming into contact with the meat. For the best results, make sure you double or even triple your wrap.
USING WAXED MILK BOXES
Using milk boxes is a popular way to store fish meat in a freezer. In this method, the meat is placed inside the milk carton and completely covered in water. The milk carton is then tightly sealed and placed into the freezer.
I stress you should freeze your fish in a light brine instead of normal water so they taste just as good after defrosting.
One of the most widely used items for storing fish flesh is with a freezer bag. The thin plastic used to make this type of storage bag is not really good enough to use to freeze anything. I put this item on last on the list because freezer bags are something you definitely should avoid.
Carelessly packaging fish meat for freezing usually results in a case of freezer burn. It alters the taste and quality of your fish meat, sometimes rendering it inedible. By using the methods above, you can definitely avoid freezer burns and preserve your fish meat for a long time without losing quality. You might as well take care of the fish you catch!
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