Saturday, April 3, 2010

Freezing Meats

How would you make your meat last longer than a couple of days? To store meat for longer than 1 or 2 days, freeze it according to the following guidelines:

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* If you plan to use the meat within a week after buying it, freeze it in the plastic film-wrapped retail packaging. For longer storage, rewrap or overwrap the meat with moisture- and vapor-proof wrap, such as freezer paper, heavy-duty aluminum foil, or freezer bags.

* Freeze the meat quickly and maintain your freezer's temperature at 0 degrees F or below. For best quality, freeze beef roasts and steaks up to 12 months; lamb roasts and chops up to 9 months; pork roasts and chops up to 6 months; ground beef and lamb up to 4 months; and pork sausage up to 2 months.

* Thaw the frozen meat in the refrigerator on a plate or in a pan to catch any juices. Do not thaw meat on the counter at room temperature.


1 diner's comment:

Sendo said...

nabasa ko pa iba mong entry ..galing mo siguro magluto! nakakagutom talaga dito...u know i am planning to cook for myself! kasi ever since, i've been eating outside....and my father told me na it would be better if i cook for myself..kaso di ako marunong...pero now, i think i know where to go na've got quite a number of recipes i can make here in my pad hehe ^_^