Freeze-Dried Chicken Enchiladas (Fully Cooked)
32 Oz. of Enchiladas (10 Enchiladas)
10 Oz. Net weight Freeze Dried (Approximate)
Each Resealable Mylar bag has an oxygen and moisture absorber to ensure the longest shelf life possible.
Freeze-dried enchiladas are a convenient option for quick and easy meals. To prepare freeze-dried enchiladas, follow these instructions:
1. Gather the necessary ingredients:
- Freeze-dried enchiladas
- Cooking utensils (pot, stove or heat source)
2. Read the instructions on the packaging of the freeze-dried enchiladas for any specific requirements or recommendations.
3. Measure the desired amount of freeze-dried enchiladas based on your serving size. Adjust the quantity as needed.
4. In a pot, bring water to a boil. The exact amount of water will depend on the specific product, so refer to the instructions on the packaging.
5. Once the water is boiling, carefully add the freeze-dried enchiladas to the pot.
6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the enchiladas in the water from 5 to 10 minutes.
7. Stir the enchiladas occasionally to ensure even rehydration and to prevent sticking.
8. After the recommended simmering time, remove the pot from the heat.
9. Allow the enchiladas to sit in the hot water for a few more minutes to ensure they are fully rehydrated and tender.
10. Drain any excess water from the pot.
11. Gently stir or toss the enchiladas to coat them evenly with your sauce or seasoning.
13. Let the enchiladas cool slightly before serving.
14. Serve the freeze-dried enchiladas as is or garnish them with additional toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes, or fresh cilantro, according to your taste preferences.
Freeze-Dried Chicken Enchiladas
When handling and storing freeze-dried foods, it's important to follow these instructions to maintain their quality and ensure food safety:
1. Read Packaging Instructions: Carefully read and follow any specific instructions provided on the packaging of the freeze-dried food products. Handle uncooked freeze-dried foods the same as fresh raw foods.
2. Properly Seal and Store: After opening the packaging, make sure to reseal it tightly to prevent air and moisture from entering. Properly sealed packaging helps maintain the quality and shelf life of freeze-dried foods. If the original packaging is not resealable, transfer the contents to airtight containers or resealable bags.
3. Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Store freeze-dried foods in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight, humidity, and heat sources. Exposure to these elements can compromise the quality, texture, and taste of the food. Aim for a storage temperature between 50°F (10°C) and 70°F (21°C).
4. Protect from Moisture: Moisture is the enemy of freeze-dried foods as it can lead to spoilage. Keep the packaging or containers away from areas with high humidity or sources of moisture, such as sinks or steamy environments.
5. Prevent Cross-Contamination: Use clean utensils or washed hands when handling freeze-dried foods to avoid cross-contamination with other ingredients or surfaces. This helps maintain the quality and safety of the freeze-dried products.
6. Check for Signs of Spoilage: Before consuming or using freeze-dried foods, inspect them for any signs of spoilage. Discard the product if you notice off-odors, unusual colors, or mold growth. If the packaging is damaged or compromised, it's best to err on the side of caution and not consume the product.
7. Rotate and Use Before Expiration: Freeze-dried foods have a long shelf life, but it's advisable to consume them before the expiration date mentioned on the packaging for the best quality. Practice proper first-in, first-out (FIFO) rotation to ensure older products are used before newer ones.
By following these handling and storage instructions, you can maintain the quality, flavor, and nutritional value of your freeze-dried foods for an extended period, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience.