Questions tagged [freezing]

Methods, techniques, and quality/safety concerns around the freezing of various foods.

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Why is it suggested to freeze Chimichurri Sauce?

From a fresh herb garden I’ve made chimichurri sauce and when researching how to store the leftovers I’ve ran across several sites such as balls: https://www.freshpreserving.com/chimichurri---ball-...
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Can frozen (fresh) flower petals be used in baking the same as unfrozen fresh petals?

I had seen a recipe that calls for fresh flower petals - a dark bread recipe with honey and bright flower petals through it, specifically. I know it wanted fresh petals for the color (dried so often ...
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PET containers for freezer meals?

I'm looking to develop freezer meals for my family. The meals will be frozen in plastic takeout boxes likely PET, or PET-lined paper/kraft bowls. The frozen meals are likely to remain frozen even ...
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How long will schmaltz last in the freezer?

I have three frozen containers of schmaltz. The newest is three months old; the oldest is probably a couple of years old. Are any of them edible?
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Freezing or drying “hardy” herbs

I have some decently sized herb plants in my garden. In their respective prime I like to chop and freeze herbs like chives and parsley, while stuff like basil is only really good fresh. "Hardy" ...
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Would freezing ruin an emulsified broth like tonkotsu?

I've developed something of an obsession with ramen lately. Tonkotsu ramen has a pork broth base, which is made with blanched pork bones left at a rolling boil for around 12 hours. Its creamy texture ...
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How to stop frozen bananas making everything else in the freezer taste like banana?

I freeze peeled bananas for making ice cream. I triple bag them in three Ziploc bags. This works fine. However, apparently they are making other things in the freezer taste like bananas. Apart from ...
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Freezing dashi vs freezing kombu stock

I read online on a few websites that dashi can be frozen up to 3 months in the freezer. Question: what about dashi without bonito flakes (plain kombu stock)? Would it store longer? My intuition ...
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Can I boil my pretzel bites the night before I bake?

I am planning to make stuffed pretzel bites for my class party, but I have to wake up at 7 in the morning. Is there any way that I can get them all prepped, boil them in baking soda water, freeze(or ...
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Can I freeze chickpea curry?

I've made chickpea curry which has canned chickpeas, canned tomatoes and coconut cream (and onions, chilli powder, tumeric
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Can I safely eat uncooked raw chicken that has been in my freezer over a year? [duplicate]

Can I safely eat raw uncooked chicken that has been in my freezer since April 2018 (over a year)?
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Why does stock lose flavor in the freezer?

When storing chicken stock in the freezer, a lot of sources say that it should store up to 6 month and will lose some of its flavor after that. What are the lost flavors and what chemical processes ...
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Is rapid cooling and thawing worth it?

I have researched a bit about the topic of "large crystal prevention" when freezing and thawing food. So far I have learned, that in order to prevent the formation of large crystals, which is what ...
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Why would previously frozen steel cut oats separate, where just-cooked version doesn't?

I make steel cut oats regularly, and eat them daily. I'm still figuring out the best way to cook them. I previously made a regular size batch, stored it in the fridge, and ate from that about a week. ...
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Is it alright to store frozen meat above frozen prepared foods?

Would this cause any cross-contamination issues since the meat is frozen and wouldn't be dripping down onto any of the frozen prepared meals that have already been cooked?
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Can frozen egg whites be used in a macaron recipe?

I put a few egg whites in the freezer a few couple months ago (frozen in an ice cube tray, then transferred to a freezer bag). Would they be viable for using in a macaron recipe (either French or ...
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Can I freeze Brownie Truffles?

I’d like to make truffles with brownie crumbs and ganache and freeze the balls to be rolled in cocoa powder or nuts when thawed. Has anyone done this?
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Can you thaw frozen cookies in a tin without them getting soggy as a result?

I've read that you should remove frozen cookies from the packaging you froze them in to prevent them from getting soggy, but is there anything wrong with putting them in a tin to thaw out? Would this ...
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Can I eat raw salmon I froze for a week on my home freezer?

The FDA standards say that raw salmon should be frozen at -20C for seven days before it's safe to eat. My freezer goes down to -25C. Salmon in my supermarket is considerably cheaper if it's not ...
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Difficulty with frozen bread dough

My favorite yeast bread dough yields more rolls then my family can eat. I usually freeze it in quart-size Ziploc freezer bags. When I'm ready to bake a few rolls, I take a bag out, let it defrost ...
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Can I freeze marinated fish?

Today I marinate fish for frying but some pieces of fish is left which is marinated. Can I freeze that marinated fish? I am confused because my mom said that it can not be freezed?
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Can ricotta cheese be frozen? If yes then how long it keep in freezer?

Can ricotta cheese be frozen to store for a long time.If yes than how long we keep ricotta in freezer.
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Is it safe my leftovers in freezer are not frozen yet?

I put some leftovers in the freezer last night (it was food that was in the fridge that I portioned out into baggies) and stacked on top of each other.The baggies in the middle still aren't completely ...
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Is it less bad to refeeze bones than meat?

I heard it's bad to refeeze meat. Someone told me it's less bad to refeeze bones. I have the bones from a venison shoulder someone gave me and thought it would make a nice gallon or so of broth but ...
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Can I make cranberry sauce from frozen cranberries and re-freeze it?

I have cranberries which were fresh, and then accidentally placed in the freezer. They are now frozen. Can I make cranberry sauce with them and then freeze that until Christmas?
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Preserving taste when freezing fish

As some sort of continuation to this question: Is IKEA frozen salmon sushi safe? Will the freezing process to make fish sushi safe alter the taste of it, compared to raw, just caught and cleaned fish ...
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Can you freeze caramel sauce? [duplicate]

As caramel sauce makes everything better from cakes to brownies, cookies even enhances the flavor of popcorn. I am thinking to make caramel sauce and freeze it, so it can be used as and when required. ...
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how can I save banana milk shake from being black?

We often see that when we make banana milk shake and keep in refrigerator after some hours it getting black.why it do so and how we can save it for a long time from being black?
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How long can leftover pizza be stored in the freezer?

Today I had a pizza party at my home. I ordered 10 large pizzas, but that was too much and five are left over. I don't want to throw them out. Can I freeze the leftovers? If so, how long can it be ...
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Liquid exuded by frozen chicken breast: what's in it? [duplicate]

I have a wonderful Chicken Quesadilla recipe that involves cooked and shredded boneless/skinless chicken breast. I generally poach the whole breasts in a frying pan with chicken broth or a little ...
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Can cinnamon rolls be frozen after they are shaped?

Can you freeze cinnamon rolls after they are shaped? Also, about how long does it take for the dough to come to room temp?
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Can Lasagna be frozen before cooking, if using uncooked lasagna noodles, not the no boil type

I have never pre-cooked my lasagna noodles and I use regular noodles, not the no boil type. Can I freeze this lasagna before cooking or should it be cooked and then frozen. Also how long can it be ...
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Freezing uncooked ‘chicken of the woods’

We found and foraged chicken of the woods. We cooked some and also froze some. We did not cook these mushrooms before freezing. Are they still edible?
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Freezing bread, sliced or whole

I make bread once every 2 weeks for lunch. Is it best to freeze, them slice as quickly as possible and get back into the freezer. Or slice then freeze. Which one keeps it fresher?
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Is it possible to freeze my own 'oven-fry' crumbed food items?

I cook quite a lot for a less able person, who would find it impossible to shallow fry the fish-cakes I make for her, but who would be quite capable of taking them from frozen, or defrosting them, and ...
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Should you wash beef before freezing?

I have bought a 3 kg vacuum-sealed package of ribeye steaks. The steaks are very fresh and are essentially floating in blood. I would like to repackage the steaks one by one, so that I can thaw them ...
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How to freeze mango puree?

This last season, I tried freezing mango puree. My google research told I me I can just freeze them as is. But when I thawed them, puree had lost its taste. What did I do wrong?
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Made a bland curry, it's cooled down and about to freeze it. Help!

I've just made a tasteless chicken and veg curry. I have put various spices in, but it's still bland. It's cooled down now and I was going to freeze it tonight as I've made it to take camping next ...
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Freezing flavored/infused oils

I'm looking to make a variety of infused oils (lemon zest infused, garlic confit oil, herb oil, etc--all strained with no solids left) to have on hand. Unfortunately, most recipes recommend to use ...
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Can vinegar be used instead of alcohol in keeping sorbet soft/scoopable?

I recently found a recipe (forgot the source) that called for white wine vinegar instead of strong liqour or sugar syrup to keep the sorbet soft and creamy. Would this actually work (is there ...
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Storing (freezing) spare falafel: cooked, shaped, or just the mix?

I'm currently soaking chickpeas to make falafel for the first time - rather more than I need for this evening, so I'll have some spare mix, probably enough that I'll want to freeze at least some, ...
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Safe to freeze boiled/ blanched pork bones/ meat for future use to cook soup?

This is relating to Asian/ Chinese style soup/ broth cooking. I am a very busy person and do not have time to cook. I cook in a small kitchen with the basic crockeries. I usually do my groeceries ...
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Can I freeze fruit shrub?

I am about to make some fruit shrub for use in drinks. I have clear instructions and I understand that it will keep safely for 6 months in the fridge (barring signs of spoilage). However, I have so ...
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Does freezing meat lead to differences detectable by blind testing?

"Fresh" meat tends to be coveted relative to frozen meat. I'm not inquiring about the debate of frozen vs. fresh, but rather am wondering about the potential magnitude of the differences between fresh ...
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Sanitizing fridge and freezer after days of no power

Coming back from 10-day vacation, we found that our fridge was off the whole time. Fruit and packaged ham in the fridge, veggies fruit and meat in the freezer. Oops. Obviously everything has thawed ...
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How can I control ice crystal size in home made pure juice lollies

With the recent hot weather we've been getting through so many Ice lollies (popsicles) that we have started making our own. We are primarily using freshly squeezed orange juice (with bits *8') and ...
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How long should I keep something in the freezer to chill it?

I once placed a can of beer in the freezer for an hour. It did not freeze, and it was great. However, now I need to cool some whipped cream (un-whipped), and the packet says I need to keep it in the ...
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Can I freeze live crayfish

I plan to freeze some crayfish. Is it ok to put them in the freezer when still alive?
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How will reducing and freezing affect the flavor of stock?

I have been working on making beef stock for about a month now. I am happy enough with the outcome that I would like to make larger batches and preserve it. It is currently the consistency of jelly ...
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Are there negative effects of freezing for bread and cake?

Are there any negative effects to flavour and or texture to freezing breads/cakes and such? I notice many layered cake recipes have to bake a cake cover it in a layer then cool or freeze in the ...