Freeze-Dried Cod - Fish - Boneless & Skinless
One bulk package of freshly freeze-dried raw Cod with a net weight of 4 ounces, packaged for long term storage.
One bag contains 4 ounces of freeze-dried Cod, which is the equivalent of 24 ounces, over a pound and a half of fresh Cod.
No additives, preservatives or other unpronounceable ingredients.
No need to rehydrate if you’re cooking the protein in a dish with soup, gravy, or sauce. It’s so dry it will take up all the flavor from what you’re cooking. Just remember to add more water because it will suck up water like a sponge.
For a more flavorful dish, you can rehydrate it using a brine. Fish or vegetable broth works as well. If you’re going to roast, bake, or fry your freeze-dried food, reconstitute it with your chosen marinade. Add in a bit more water, so the marinade doesn’t overpower the protein.
Treat freeze-dried raw fish as you would raw. Freeze-drying may preserve food, but it doesn’t kill bacteria. You can also contaminate it when mishandled. So always wash your hands before and after handling.
Freeze-Dried Cod Fish
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.