How to choose meat for storage
Naturally, frozen and stored should only be the meat, as you are sure that, after all, is a perishable product. In the meat that were stored with infringement of technology, very quickly develop bacteria, it begins to decompose and rot, they have an unpleasant odor, the surface becomes slippery, the color of his lighter, and then it acquires a greenish tint. To eat such meat as food becomes dangerous.
But fresh meat of newly slaughtered animal can't eat immediately after, or folded for storage – it should lie down for 2-3 days at 5 ° -8 ° C, so it began the fermentation, it became more delicious, soft, succulent and easier to digest.
How to store meat in the fridge
In the event that you are going to cook fresh meat over the next 2-3 days, to remove it in the freezer does not make sense. How to store meat depends on the age of the animal. If it is meat of an adult animal, it is well preserved and on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator at a temperature of 0 to 3oC, but if the animal is young to keep the meat in the refrigerator for only one day.
So the meat is better preserved before you put it in the freezer, have the pieces and separate the flesh from the bones.
If you need to store meat for a long time, for this purpose, the freezer. Cut into serving pieces meat should be wiped with a paper kitchen towel to keep it moist. Each piece should be tightly rolled up in plastic wrap or tightly wrap in a plastic bag to prevent the access of air. If meat made the meat, it is also Packed into portions and laid out in packages.
Wash the meat before removing it for storage in the freezer is not recommended.
To completely eliminate the access of air, you can also make an ice glaze on the meat. For that, the pieces should first be put in the freezer in plastic bags at 1-1. 5 hours, so it's a little podmesa. Then remove the meat and dip each piece into cold water, then put in the freezer. Repeat the operation 2-3 times and meat, covered with a solid ice crust, will be able to keep juicy and soft.
The meat of adult animals can be stored in the freezer up to 6 months for young animals, this time is reduced by half. If your freezer has a function of quick freezing, laying on storing several servings of meat, use it to the resulting water crystals do not have time to damage and disrupt the structure of the meat. It also allows you to keep the nutritional goodness of the meat to the maximum extent.