"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fish & Seafood
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-09-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
Executive Chef
 
Dina's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mission, Texas
Posts: 2,686
Send a message via Yahoo to Dina
Frozen fish question

How long can frozen tilapia last? I've had three packages of it in the freezer for two weeks now and wonder if I can cook it some time this week.

__________________

__________________
Dina
If you have much, give of your wealth. If you have little, give of your heart. - Arab proverb
Dina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
Fish is fine to cook it can stay frozen even longer if it's well wrapped.Like 3-6 months or more.
__________________

__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
yes it's fine
__________________
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 06:54 PM   #4
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 298
It should be fine for that time.

It will also depend on the temp of your freezer. The colder it is, the longer things will last.

With fish especially, many of them are from cold water, about the temp of your fridge. Their body chemistry is optimized for those temps. This means that their enzymes are active at refrigerator temps. You have to keep fish very cold to keep the fish's own chemistry from spoiling the meat.

thymeless
__________________
thymeless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 04:02 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
Dina's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mission, Texas
Posts: 2,686
Send a message via Yahoo to Dina
Thank you all.
__________________
Dina
If you have much, give of your wealth. If you have little, give of your heart. - Arab proverb
Dina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 05:04 PM   #6
Sous Chef
 
Nicholas Mosher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 768
Quote:
With fish especially, many of them are from cold water, about the temp of your fridge. Their body chemistry is optimized for those temps. This means that their enzymes are active at refrigerator temps. You have to keep fish very cold to keep the fish's own chemistry from spoiling the meat.
Excellent tip! I do two things when I buy fresh fish to combat this. I bring a lunch cooler with me to the fish market and have the monger include a shovel full of shaved ice in the cooler with the bagged fish. I always keep at least one crisper drawer empty in the bottom of my fridge, so when I get home I put a mesh rack in the bottom, pour some ice on top, set the fish on the ice, and then pour the rest on top of the fish. Keeps the fish right at 32F. As the ice melts the water drains below the rack just in case the fish packaging has a hole that might let in water. Then I simply dump the ice in the bath-tub after I use the fish. Keeps it uber-fresh for a day or two. It really doesn't matter that much if some of the water gets in, but it's just a pain picking a dripping wet bag out of the slush.

For lobster I do almost the same thing. I bringa cooler and have the monger fill a few plastic bags with the ice. Then I have him dunk a paper-bag in the lobster tank to put on top the ice bags followed by the bugs. But I leave them in the cooler when I get home - and always use them the day I purchase 'em.
__________________

__________________
Nick ~ "Egg whites are good for a lot of things; lemon meringue pie, angel food cake, and clogging up radiators." - MacGyver
Nicholas Mosher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.