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Old 08-14-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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Question Freezer Smell/Taste

I'm thawing out some chicken wings that have been frozen for some time (cleaning out the freezer). Is there anything I can do to remove the freezer smell and taste. I hate to throw stuff out.

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Old 08-14-2011, 10:05 AM   #2
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I would boil them for a few minutes (just about 10) with about 6 whole cloves then drain and pat dry with kitchen paper. Season to taste and grill till crispy.
I do this with cheap chicken to get the fishy smell out "you know the smell that only battery farmed chickens can have" lol!
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Thanks, I'l try that. Maybe a bit of peri peri at the end of grilling?
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:25 AM   #4
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Thanks, I'l try that. Maybe a bit of peri peri at the end of grilling?
That would be lovely or you could just squeeze a touch of lemon onto the wings then season with sea salt, black pepper and a sprinkle of paprika before grilling.
The cloves really do remove the smell of freezer burn so you can cook them any way after that.
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I'd toss them in some peri peri before grilling as well!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #6
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I'd toss them in some peri peri before grilling as well!
Did you know some supermarkets add marinade and curry to meats and chicken when they are close to the sell by date? They then sell them at a more expensive price. The nerve! I can't tell you how many times I've gotten ill from so called marinated ready to grill products and bought curries from supermarkets!
Curry, peri peri and marinade mask most smells, not always a good thing
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I'm thawing out some chicken wings that have been frozen for some time (cleaning out the freezer). Is there anything I can do to remove the freezer smell and taste. I hate to throw stuff out.

Give them a good rinsing under cold water. That should solve most or all of the problem.
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If these things don't seem to work, for other meats lost in the back of the freezer-donate freezer burned meats to a local zoo. Most will take them to feed to the animals who don't seem mind the taste.
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If these things don't seem to work, for other meats lost in the back of the freezer-donate freezer burned meats to a local zoo. Most will take them to feed to the animals who don't seem mind the taste.
That's brilliant, Chopper!
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sorry, i would just throw them away. why waste the time for sub standard food.
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