Should fresh water fish (like crappie or bream) be frozen in a salt brine?

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    Is it for home consumption ? will you freeze the fish whole or filet ? – Max Mar 6 at 0:14
  • For home consumption. Rather whole than filet. – Lincoln King Mar 6 at 19:20
  • I think it is overkill; it is a nice technique, but for home usage, maybe too much. – Max Mar 6 at 20:31

Freezing it in brine will have no added effects, when you freeze the fish the cell walls are frozen solid making it impossible for the saline solution to soften the cell walls through the process of osmosis.

I have found brines most effective when the meat is defrosted and the brine room temprature. The colder the brine the longer the salting takes.

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