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Friday, April 9, 2010

Preventing Freezer Burn

Tired of planning dinner only to find the meat you want to use is looking dried out? Here's an article from Men's Health on how to prevent freezer burn. 

"Here's a little science for steak lovers: A water molecule is like a teenage boy - always looking for the coolest place to be. In your freezer, that's down by the cooling coils. So water molecules try to escape from your chicken and steak and drink down to the coils if they can. Once the meat has lost enough of these molecules, you get dried-out steak-the dreaded freezer burn. 

But this doesn't have to happen: Mammoth flesh found preserved in the ice of Siberia has stayed edible for at least 15,000 years. To keep your steaks tasty forever, remove the fresh meat from its package and wrap it snugly in plastic wrap, then slip it into a freezer bag, squeezing out as much air as possible first."

I'm going to try this! I will probably leave part of the package label  in the bag so I know how much the meat weighs, etc.

More on freezing:

Double or triple a recipe

Snow Day

Cook a turkey!