"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-13-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 20
Frozen Meat

Hi all,

Does anyone know if there are any bad associated with frozen chicken/sea food (fish or shrimp)?

On a tight budget and these frozen meat are somehow cheaper (a lot cheaper...)

Cheers,

Tom

__________________

__________________
et81121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Good question.
There's not a huge difference in price between frozen and fresh chicken wings, but those bags of frozen breasts or leg quarters are always much cheaper than their fresh counterpart, even buying the large family packs of fresh.
__________________

__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Rocklobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,786
First of all, I think the quality of frozen meat is less. Still fine, though. Those breasts are usually "pumped" wich means they are soaked in liquid to make them seem larger and weigh more. This saturation also affects the quality of the texture. Some of it is so pumped that the consitency is like processed meat inside. Still ok for certain applications.
__________________
Rocklobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 04:42 PM   #4
Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 71
I tend to shy away from frozen chicken. If you read the bag closely, there's always some sort of sodium broth glaze. Whenever chicken is on sale, I like to stock up and freeze them in individual portions. It becomes much more affordable.
__________________
jdthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 07:05 PM   #5
Senior Cook
 
jacky77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
Posts: 152
i buy frozen and fresh chicken. personally i like the frozen chicken breasts, i think it's because they always come out juicy. I usually buy fresh chicken legs or whole chicken. The bags are definitely cheaper.
__________________
jacky77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 04:08 AM   #6
Head Chef
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Inside the fridge
Posts: 1,699
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacky77 View Post
i buy frozen and fresh chicken. personally i like the frozen chicken breasts, i think it's because they always come out juicy. I usually buy fresh chicken legs or whole chicken. The bags are definitely cheaper.
My main concern would be how frost bitten they are from sitting in the freezer section of your supermarket (taste and cooking wise). I suppose if a lot of ppl buy it, then the fast turnover would mean they are relatively new and not dried out. Ever buy a frozen bag of hamburger patties? Thank god one company actually puts a "window" in their packages so you can see if they haven't turned to dried out frozen cardboard from being there so long.
__________________
Caslon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 07:11 AM   #7
Executive Chef
 
CraigC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacky77 View Post
i buy frozen and fresh chicken. personally i like the frozen chicken breasts, i think it's because they always come out juicy. I usually buy fresh chicken legs or whole chicken. The bags are definitely cheaper.
Brining will keep chicken breasts or the whole bird for that matter, juicy.

Craig
__________________
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus & C. Batesii.
CraigC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
I've never brined anything. I've been meaning to try it sometime though.
But reading this thread makes me wonder why it is so important to some folks to buy meat that hasn't been soaked in a "flavor enhancing" solution, then they take the meat home and soak it in a flavor enhancing solution...
Even packaged fresh chicken, like Perdue, seems to all be sold with a solution anymore. Unless you go organic I think.
Anyway, just something I think about.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 11:00 AM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,537
I've never brined and am not going to start now. I have high blood pressure, so I don't need added salt.

I've been buying 10# bags of chicken legs for years. They taste fine, and after repackaging for the freezer, I don't have to buy any for a month or two, and always on hand.
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 04:04 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,870
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
I have never had issues with frozen meat that is vacuum packed (Cryovac or other) in thick plastic. It holds up better in my freezer than stuff I package and freeze.
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
frozen, meat

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 03:15 PM.


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