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Post by Jaded Green on 10th February 2011, 4:23 pm

I always wonder about this instruction on food you buy from the supermarket.

My freezer says I can keep things for up to a year, depending on what it is.

So my question is... the freezer says I can keep fish for 2 - 6 mths. I have some salmon fillets that I froze at the end of August. I bought them on an M&S "buy 3 for £10" offer and meant to eat them a lot sooner. Am I foolish in planning to cook them for tonight's supper?

I always worry I'm going to poison the family when I cook....



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Post by Compostwoman on 10th February 2011, 4:53 pm

It is not even the end of Feb, yet! ( 6 month limit...)

I would have no qualms about eating them.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 10th February 2011, 5:28 pm

No, frozen is frozen. It will not go off once frozen. The flavour may fade over time though and most of those freezer guides are based on that.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 10th February 2011, 5:40 pm

Both sides advertise their CYA numbers. Freezer manufacturers wish to impress you with their impressive ability to preserve, so they advertise the best case scenario. Food producers (marketers) wish to impress consumers with the best possible outcome/impression of thier product, so, seeing as there are so many variable with storage, i.e. freezer temp set point, how often opened, quality of door seals, etc., they advertise a number that will provide the worst case scenario and still result in an acceptable product. As with a lot of things, once you can control and understand the variables for your particular process, you can determine the appropriate time frame based on the reccomenadion ranges and info available. Maybe this sounds kind of obvious, but as a sometimes analyst, that's how I tend to look at things.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 10th February 2011, 5:50 pm

mr_sfstk8d wrote:but as a sometimes analyst,

what a great job title. I'm a Sometimes Analyst. Less demanding role than an Always Analyst I imagine.

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Post by Dandelion on 10th February 2011, 6:14 pm

There was some information on the Love Food Hate Waste website last year about how long you could freeze food for. I've just looked and it's all changed, so I can't quote it, but basically it said that food will be OK if frozen for longer than the recommended time - it won't be harmful, but the texture or taste may have altered a little.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 10th February 2011, 6:15 pm

actually, when I'm wearing the analyst hat, those are the least strenous parts of my job, lol
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Post by Compostwoman on 10th February 2011, 6:16 pm

And in deed it is ok to re freeze some foods after thawing....

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Post by Jaded Green on 10th February 2011, 6:48 pm

Thanks all. I've just opened the packet - it looks absolutely fine and doesn't smell so I'll be cooking it shortly.
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Post by Jaded Green on 10th February 2011, 8:13 pm

That's a really useful site CW. Thank you

Need to go through my freezer, sort it out and start again. There are a few unlabeled things in there and some cooked chicken that looks nasty. But I'm looking forward to a turkey sandwich for packed lunch next week - we froze some of the Christmas turkey and I am hoping I will finally remember to get it out!

Salmon was very nice. As so often, I slightly overcooked it, but it tasted lovely. I grilled it, which I'd not done before, I've oven baked or fried it before. Frying is out 'cos we're on a low fat diet.
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Post by Compostwoman on 10th February 2011, 8:18 pm

Glad you found it helpful JG.

I make "freezer" soup...a bit like using up left over veg etc from the 'fridge, but from the freezer, instead....

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 10th February 2011, 9:18 pm

Know what you mean CW. When I was a kid, we'd take any leftover veg from supper and throw them into a bin of other items in the freezer into ever growing layers of frozen goodness. When it got full, we'd defrost the batch and make vegetable soup! Can't hardly do that anymore with four kids in our house, there's hardly anything ever left, lol!
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Post by Dandelion on 10th February 2011, 9:28 pm

We had bubble and squeak tonight made from cabbage and potato I've been freezing when it gets left over. It's a good uncomplicated tea (and now there's a bit of room in the freezer!)

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Post by Becci on 10th February 2011, 9:56 pm

My MIL make freezer pizza. She saves all the sliced meats that are about to go off, leftover roasts etc. Then when she has enough, defrosts, chops up. Adds some onion and other flavouring and cheese all in a bowl. Then spreads whatever she's using for a pizza base with some sauce, tops witht the mix and bakes. I did it myself onec, was rather nice. And much easier mixing everything in a bowl

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Here

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