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I have fresh flounder that I have to freeze. What's the best way to package it for freezing?

asked by Heather Bklyn almost 4 years ago
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sdebrango

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added almost 4 years ago

If you have access to a vacuum sealer its best in my opinion, if not wrapped well in plastic and placed in a freezer bag making sure you press all the air out of the bag before you seal and that way you will avoid the possibility of freezer burn.

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added almost 4 years ago

I would do plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, then freezer bag. I have read that this method is the best for preventing freezer burn. Also, freeze as soon as possible and in small portions, if you'll want to defrost smaller portions.

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added almost 4 years ago

And try to cook the fish as soon as possible!!

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added almost 4 years ago

Fished flounder as a kid...my dad would always put like a pound of filets in a plastic bag, squeeze out the air, then immerse the sealed bag in a plastic quart container. Lasted months that way.

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Sam1148

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added almost 4 years ago

The Vacuum sealer is the best option. But there's a cheaper option now.
Ziplock makes a small hand pump for removing air from their (specialized) bags.
The bags have a coin sized 'spot' where you place this little pump to vac out the air.
They sell gallon sized bags. The pump and 3 small bags in the starter kit are only 5 dollars. Most supermarket have them now in the bag/foil/wax paper section.

I have both foodsaver and that..and I use the vac ziplock bags for short term storage of cheeses, you can re-zip them and pump out air for daily use---without wasting 2 inches of foodsaver bags.

The seals can break sometimes..so check from time to time. It's 5 bucks..so don't expect heatseal tech..but it works very, very well for what it is.
I think that would work just fine for fish stored for a few months frozen.

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added almost 4 years ago

If I have to freeze fish, I always use this method: place the fish in a plastic freezer bag, fill with enough water to cover the fish, carefully fold the bag while pushing out as much air as you can; seal and freeze flat. The fish never dry out.