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What's wrong with keeping frozen vegetables in refrigerator?

The bags of frozen mushrooms and okra that I just bought got mistakenly put into the refrigerator for a few days instead of frozen. I want to eat them now. What's the problem with letting bagged ...
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Freezing boiled octopus

I've bought a frozen fresh octopus. As most recipes suggest I'm planning to boil it, and then char it on the grill. The problem is that it's pretty huge and we are only 2 people. Would it be ok if I ...
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When heating up a pizza, edges burn while middle still liquid

(Please excuse the fact that I don't make my own pizza...) I have a thawed (originally frozen-bought) pizza of about 25.5cm diameter, a microwave, and a convection toaster-oven, whose internal space' ...
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Can I thaw frozen spinach that´s meant to be boiled frozen?

The frozen spinach package says to boil while frozen, but I never seem to manage to get it cooked the way I like it. Either the center stays frozen (the package says 3-5min with boiling water and I ...
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Reheating Frozen Brocolli Fritters

Bought some frozen brocolli fritters from a restaurant. But as it was closing time and the cooks had left, I couldn't get any proper instructions on how to reheat them. I have a very basic baking ...
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What exact temperature allows me to store frozen products really long?

For as long as I remember, I was always told (and I was always so sure), that minus 18 degrees Celsius is an optimal temperature for storing frozen products for really, really long. Months usually ...
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Optimizing for efficiency: boiling frozen salmon without defrosting

Background: I'm trying to eat healthier - not necessarily optimizing for taste but for cooking complexity/time and health. I have frozen salmon filets (small/thin) I'd like to cook in boiling water, ...
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Am I supposed to eat frozen cherries directly

I just got a bag of frozen cherries. Are they supposed to eat directly, or after they are unfrozen, or after I cook them? I have never eaten frozen berries before, but just fresh berries.
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Why should you never re-freeze frozen vegetables?

On the back of my bag of frozen broccoli florets it emphatically warns me to not refreeze defrosted vegetables. Why is that? What is wrong with refreezing vegetables after leaving them defrosted for a ...
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Why does some frozen food puff up when defrosting?

I know freezing is supposed to make foods expand but it seems that two pre-packaged sealed food items that I have in my freezer seem a bit puffy (chicken curry and chicken dumplings with cabbage) ...
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Why do most precooked frozen fries smell bad and what to do about it?

Something like 4/5 of frozen fries brands in the store essentially smell like synthetic piss to me when you start cooking them and it doesn't go away. They taste fine but the smell is just vile. This ...
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Why is my Frozen Yogurt Grainy?

I used Cal Peternell's recipe: 1 cup of whole milk 1/2 cup of half and half 1/2 cup of sugar pinch of salt 3 cups of whole milk yogurt zest and juice of a half lemon BUT... Instead of half and half ...
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Do you have to wash frozen vegetables?

Do frozen vegetables have pesticides on them? Are you supposed to wash frozen vegetables before you cook them and eat them?
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How long can frozen salmon be unrefrigerated and still be safe for sushi?

I've bought a small frozen salmon filet (in a non-vacuum sealed plastic bag) for sushi from a local Japanese market. It took about an hour to get it home via public transit, and the edges had thawed ...
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Can I deep-freeze bread, rolls and other baking?

Yesterday I hit a notice in my local mall saying (my own Polish->English translation): Bread, rolls and other baking made out of previously frozen raw-cake. Don't deep-freeze again! Should I read ...
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Ok to sear beef short ribs from frozen?

I have some frozen rib-eye steaks which I am confident about searing while frozen and then bringing up to temperature in the oven. They turn out great. But I also have short ribs which I intend to ...
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Does the location of where an octopus was imported from determine the flavor/quality of the meat?

I recently bought frozen octopus that was caught and imported from Portugal because the local stores were sold out of the octopus from Spain. There was also a package of octopus imported from Vietnam ...
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Shell-on Frozen Prawns and Power Outage

I love everything from the sea, but am a little squeamish when it comes to cooking shellfish etc. myself I have a large bag of Frozen, shell-on Black Tiger prawns, as well as two trays of 'Jumbo' ...
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Can I use frozen vegetables in smoothies?

I add frozen broccoli, spinach, kale, carrots, squash and cauliflower to my smoothies raw. Is that bad to do? The packaging says cook to 165 degrees. How likely am I to get sick from this? What if I ...
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Right commercial oven for Frozen Foods?

I'd like to provide an array of meals that are frozen and can be quickly heated and served. I have reviewed different models and there are 3 kinds I think: 1) Steam Combi - e.g. Rational ...
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For slow cooker meal prep should I freeze the vegetables separately from the meat and sauce?

I have a new food saver vacuum sealer. I want to seal up all the ingredients for a slow cooker meal. Should I add the vegetables separately from the meat and sauce, or all in together? I was ...
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Can I make salt cod from frozen cod?

Where I live, I can't buy high-quality salt cod, so I'm looking at making my own. The recipes I've seen, though, all start with fresh cod. Since salting dehydrates the cod anyway, it seems like I ...
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What are some good ways to treat frozen vegetables such that they behave like fresh vegetables when stir frying them?

Forgive me for being a novice. I like having frozen spinach, onions, broccoli, and vegetables since they're convenient and don't spoil. But I only know the practices for cooking, and in particular, ...
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Can't find frozen cranberries anywhere. Can I use fresh instead in my cake recipe?

I can't find frozen cranberries anywhere. How can I substitute fresh cranberries for frozen? Do I chop them up and add sugar? Do frozen cranberries have added sugar in them? My cake recipe asks ...
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Proper freezing for King Crab Legs

A local grocer is selling cooked, frozen King Crab Legs. I'd like to buy them a week in advance of Christmas and keep them frozen until it's time to eat them. If they sit in my freezer for 7 days, ...
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How long to keep defrosted vegetables in the fridge

I normally buy frozen bags of vegetables from the supermarket, but I currently don't have a freezer to store them in and have been putting them straight in the fridge instead. How long will they keep ...
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How do I reheat previously-cooked frozen sausage?

This probably has an obvious answer I'm missing. To make a long story short, my mother helped us out with an event several months back involving having to serve breakfast to a large number of people ...
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Do I need the turntable in a combi microwave when using convection mode?

I have question. I bought a microwave oven that has a grill and convection oven function. It comes with a grill rack and turntable. 2 days ago, I tried to cook frozen pizza with the grill rack ...
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How long does it take to cook frozen peas in a slow cooker?

I mostly use frozen peas for cooking. But sometimes they remain hard even if I cook them for a bit longer, but peas remain pretty hard and fibrous, not soft. What can be done to avoid their hardness. ...
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Is ice-encrusted frozen shrimp ok to eat?

I bought some frozen shrimp on sale but didn't notice that there was a lot of ice build-up on the shrimp (and in the bottom of the package) until I got home. Does this indicate that the shrimp has ...
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How do I boil/cook frozen vegetables to maintain nutrients?

There are already a few questions on cooked vegetables on Seasoned Advice. I want to know the best way to cook them straight from the freezer to maintain nutrients. I normally put lots of water in a ...
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Cause of foam in fried chicken pan?

I made chicken katsu tonight following this recipe. I added peanut oil to the pan, let it get hot, then threw in my semi-frozen breaded chicken thighs. As you can see, I cooked them longer than called ...
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How to make soft popsicles

Frozen juice or frozen punch freeze up as a solid block of ice. I want them to be more like a sorbet or gelato, though still solid enough to hold the shape. How might I make them softer? Either ...
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How do I cook frozen pastry

I bought it from a farm shop (meadow fresh) as pictured. I know it goes in the oven. But what temperature or duration. Unfortunately it came with no instructions and I forgot to look for some when I ...
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How best to cook frozen (homemade, not store-bought) blintzes?

I made some blintzes from this recipe, and froze them as indicated in the note at the end. You'll notice that the recipe only gives instructions for cooking fresh blintzes, not frozen. When it comes ...
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Is it safe to consume microwaved Campbell’s chicken stock?

I often pour a bowl of frozen veggies and a cup of chicken stock (straight from those 1 litre boxes) in a bowl and microwave it for 12 minutes. It comes out fairly hot. Is this safe to do? Or am I ...
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beef ribs thawing overnight in sink will meat be good [duplicate]

I laid frozen beef ribs out about midnight in the sink, got up around 9 am and remember I laid them out. will they still be safe to grill???
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How do you freeze blueberries so that there are ice crystals inside?

I eat frozen blueberries straight out of the freezer multiple times a day, and sometimes I buy a bag and the blueberries inside are frozen perfectly so that the core of the blueberry has crunchy ice ...
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Oven Temperature an 3 frozen pot pies

I'm cooking 3 frozen pot pies do I need to adjust my temp so that they will cook in the hour it takes to do just one
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Lasagne package says cook from frozen

The package says cook from frozen, do not thaw first, but the lasagne is thawed (my daughter brought it up for us) and has been refrigerated for a couple of days. Is it safe to cook and eat?
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How can I mask the flavor of frozen vegetables in soup?

Sometimes it is nice to just grab ingredients from the pantry / freezer and throw things into a pot for a quick "homemade" soup. Typically quick soups like this utilize a mixed bag of frozen ...
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Oven cook times - thawed vs frozen

There are many "foil" meal recipes online that are quick and easy. http://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties/mhplibrary/recipes/15-foil-pack-favorites However, they all have cooking times ...
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Can I defrost chicken to separate then refreeze?

If I buy a large quantity of chicken frozen together, can it be thawed, separated, then refrozen safely?
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Can you reheat cooked calamari without thawing?

Can you reheat cooked calamari without thawing first? If I take it from the freezer and boil it, how long will it take to reheat the calamari?
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Frozen banana, banana cake

If I use frozen and then defrosted bananas for banana cake do I use less water being that the bananas expel a lot of water as they defrost or do I use the same amount of water being that the bananas ...
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Fry frozen chicken [duplicate]

When I planned to fry a chicken, I forgot to get it out of the freezer earlier. I tried to fry it on low heat, so that it can defreeze slowly. Not only is this method really bad for the meat quality, ...
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Do frozen ahi tuna steaks need to be seared?

I have a bag of frozen ahi tuna steaks purchased from Costco. Some of them have been quite tasty when seared. That said, I heartily enjoy raw tuna, so I am intrigued with the idea of trying them raw. ...
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What's the secret to getting restaurant-quality frozen drinks at home?

A while back I purchased one of the Ninja blenders so my GF and I could make frozen margaritas at home. So far, we have been pretty displeased with the results. Instead of getting a "smoother" ...
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Is it safe to eat frozen flatfish with brown color?

I bought some pieces of frozen flatfish. All pieces are white except one. That piece is brown, with black strips at the center. Does that indicates corruption? Note: After unfreezing, I found that ...