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Old 03-08-2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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Fish dilemma - how not to waste it

Good afternoon. Without thinking too much, I bought this long frozen Alaskan salmon. It's a little over 2lbs. It's frozen as frozen can be. Came home from the grocery and put it in the freezer. I thought to myself, that don't make sense. I can't cook that all at once. The kids don't like it and only my husband and I do and well we can only eat so much of it. Any ideas? I don't think I want to attempt cutting it frozen. I briefly read online that it can be difficult and I'm not going out and spending money on any special cutting tools. What choice do I have? I suppose I can just give some to someone after I cook the whole thing. I'm guessing just like everything else cooked fish lasts about a week. My husband is super picky and isn't a big fan of fish daily, so he will have one serving and that's it. I wish there was a way to cut it into portions and freeze accordingly.

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Old 03-08-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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I wish there was a way to cut it into portions and freeze accordingly.
There is. Thaw the fish to the point where you can cut it, divide it into the desired portions and refreeze it. There's no problem in doing that.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:28 PM   #3
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Do you have any power tools, like a scroll saw, band saw or miter saw? DH once brought home a big salmon from a fishing trip, and despite me telling him not to freeze it and that I would cut and package it the next day, he put it in the freezer anyway. We were able to cut it up with the miter saw.

Another thought would be a sharp manual saw.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:29 PM   #4
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Just cut it into chunks with a saw. I use to buy the big 10lb tubes of hamburger. Frozen. Cut it up with a saw. Any saw. Just wash it good first.
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Even a fine toothed hand saw would work.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:49 PM   #6
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If it's a long filet, you could probably break it in half over your knee or the edge of a counter.
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Or cook the whole thing and portion afterwards, freezing the extra for a future meal. Love salmon crumbled over a salad.
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Thanks! I didn't know I could refreeze it, but I guess that makes sense since sometimes people freeze things after cooking them such as Lasagna for example. My husband said he might have a new blade for a saw he has and could probably cut it. Even the idea of slightly defrosting it enough to cut it into portions is a great one. I guess I was feeling insecure with what the best options were for this situation.
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I usually cook the whole thing too and save some for later. Less hassle.
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Without thinking too much, I bought this long frozen Alaskan salmon. It's a little over 2lbs. It's frozen as frozen can be. Came home from the grocery and put it in the freezer. I thought to myself, that don't make sense. I can't cook that all at once.
If I only had a dollar for every moment like that I've had after coming home from the grocery store!
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