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Questions tagged [freezing]

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

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How long is it safe to leave soda and beer in the freezer? [duplicate]

I've been looking around the internet and it seems hard to find a solid answer to this question. How long can I leave a soda or beer in the freezer before they become slushy or explode? Thanks!
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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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Refreezing Cool Whip [duplicate]

I had frozen cool whip and a bag of marshmallows. Had to remove and put on ice for two hours. Did put back in freezer. Will they still be good?
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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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How Long Can I Keep My Meat Frozen?Is it Depends On The Type Of meat? [duplicate]

I Freeze chicken approx 5 month ago in my home fridge and i forget to use that packet of chicken.Actually my fridge is full with different item so i can't see that packet of chicken Now i want to know ...
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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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Freezing jalapenos for cowboy candy [duplicate]

Can I freeze sliced jalapenos for later use in cowboy candy? If so, what are the steps to take? Will they be mushy after I thaw them?
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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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Which vegetables need to be blanched before freezing?

I hope this question isn't too broad. I'm not looking for an entire list of veggies from every strange place on earth. I'm looking into the matter of freezer-crockpot meals, and noticed that a ...
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Frozen momo recipe or method

I am a momos supplier in Mumbai and I am facing a big problem in my business. I can't use momos after 1 day because of bad smell in the momos. What is the best method to freeze momos and how long can ...
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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 ...
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Improving texture of yogurt based ice cream- stabiliser?

I've made a test on a recipe for coconut-yogurt ice cream, and I need some thoughts on improving the texture. It was churned using an industrial ice-cream maker. It is based on a recipe I found ...
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Sous Vide chicken for reheating

My understanding is that a lot of the technical knowledge around sous vide was developed in the prepared foods industry by Bruno Goussault of Cuisine Solutions. This makes me wonder whether some of ...
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Is it safe to eat a frozen kiwi after defrosting it? [duplicate]

I accidentally put a kiwi in the fridge. It was frozen solid. After defrosting, it now feels very mushy but otherwise looks fine. Is it safe to eat this?
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Can I re-freeze shrimp?

There’s a Phillipino grocery in our neighborhood that specializes in seafood. They sometimes have beautiful heads-on shrimp. I’ve no doubt that they’ve been frozen, then thawed, as we’re in the middle ...
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Does freezing food reset the amount of time you can put it in the fridge?

Just read this which basically says you can freeze and thaw food in the fridge any number of times. How dangerous is it to refreeze meat that has been thawed? I'm still unclear on one point. If I ...
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Freezing Cheese Sticks [duplicate]

If you buy on sale and freeze packages of mozzarella, Colby jack or cheddar individually wrapped cheese sticks how fast do you have to use the package of cheese sticks after it thaws in your ...
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How long is defrosted meat safe? [duplicate]

I took some sausage out of the freezer, thawed it, and cooked half of it. The other half has been in the fridge for a week at this writing. Is it still safe to eat?
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How can I keep chocolate ganache from hardening in the freezer? [duplicate]

I want to make a chocolate sauce or ganache as an ice cream mix-in but I want to keep it soft and runny, even after freezing. I know I can add more sugar to decrease the freezing point, and I've read ...
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Can defrosting chicken make it slimy?

I bought chicken drumsticks on January 11th and froze them on the 11th. They had a best before date of January 13th. I put them in the fridge yesterday to defrost and am cooking them now but they were ...
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Refreezing bottled juice

I have a bottle of grape juice. I want to freeze the juice to extend the life of the juice. After thawing, can the juice be refrozen without ruining the juice?
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How can I tell if the Salmon I buy is safe to eat raw? [duplicate]

If I buy a piece of cold Salmon in a supermarket, and it doesn't say anything about being "Sashimi-grade" or having been deep-frozen at X degrees for Y time - how can I know whether it's safe to eat ...
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Cake; To freeze or not to freeze?

I need to make a wedding cake, the wedding is in 5 days. Can I bake it, stack the layers, crumb coat it and the freeze the crumb-coated layers? Ideally, I want to finish decorating the cake on the day ...