freezer burn


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freezer burn

n.
Discoloration that appears on improperly or inadequately packaged frozen food, caused by evaporation of moisture.

freez′er burn`


n.
spots that appear on frozen food caused by loss of moisture due to faulty packaging or freezing methods.
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If vacuum skin packs are stored in the freezer, they also provide reliable protection against freezer burn. It is however essential to select suitable film material.
Currently, Miko is the executive pastry chef and partner of the Tasteless Food Group, which brought celebrated concepts like Scout's Honor, Le Petit Souffle, Freezer Burn, Poison, and The Workshop to fruition.
My opinion is that hungry anglers will still have plenty of fish for the table (Try this month's Sportsman's Kitchen recipe, Pesce Valentino) and fewer fish will be sacrificed to freezer burn.
" "I like using Glad Freezer Bags because the food doesn't get freezer burn," Happy says.
You can also use this method to make ham stock, but rather than save up the bones in the freezer and risk freezer burn, halve the recipe and make the stock soon after enjoying the ham.
Foods that are properly frozen can be consumed well after their use-by dates--the USDA notes that frozen foods constantly stored at 0[degrees]F or below can be kept indefinitely, though they may suffer freezer burn.
"With our dehydrated and raw frozen bones, we vacuum seal them for stability in a freezer environment, like lobster tails, so they don't get ice crystals or freezer burn," he said.
Make sure that frozen foods are wrapped well or kept in tightly sealed containers, otherwise the food can get freezer burn. Also portion foods prior to freezing so you don't need to defrost a big batch just for one meal.
Being airtight is important to keep food tasting good too, as if air gets to the surface of your food - meat especially - it can cause freezer burn, which is when it dries out and can develop rancid flavours.
In the freezer, items can last up to six months, if well-sealed to prevent freezer burn. A thawed item should not be refrozen.