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I found a white fish in the freezer, I don't know what is is and how long is has been there

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AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 11:29:24

IF I can use it what can I do with it??? Something that is quickly and easy not a fish pie...

PseudoBadger Thu 08-Nov-12 11:37:39

Is it whole? Skin on?

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 11:42:18

It is like to medium square pieces with skin on. Skin is grey

slartybartfast Thu 08-Nov-12 11:46:19

i dont thnk fish can be kept for longer than a month in ghe freezer. but if you want to use it, howabout in milk or grilled

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 11:46:38

2medium pieces I meant

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 11:48:39

Huuummm I will throw in the bin thanks

PseudoBadger Thu 08-Nov-12 11:48:46

Could be haddock or coley. Are there any lines/splodges on it?

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 11:52:28

I have just opened the packet properly and it is looking like filets. There is a lot of ice in the bag, it wasn't stored properly - H's fault. Can see lines or splodgges because of the ice. Shall I put in the microwave?

PseudoBadger Thu 08-Nov-12 11:54:47

Well I love IDing fish! But if you're only going to bin it, don't stink out your microwave grin

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 11:57:01

I would use if I could. I said I would bin it coz somebody else told above fish shouldn't t be in the freezer for more than a month and I'm sure it has been there for much much more longer.....what do you think?

slartybartfast Thu 08-Nov-12 12:01:36

how about lettng it defrost to see what the smell is like? and then you can make a decision.

PseudoBadger Thu 08-Nov-12 12:01:57

Well it's not dangerous - the only thing you're going to lose is quality/aesthetics. So should be ok in a fish cake, pie etc, not as a fillet on its own.

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 12:02:32

Ok. Please check the thread later

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 20:22:40

So today at 12 I left the frozen fish outside ine the balcony ( inside its packing and container ) and totally forgot about it until now. I got it now, it is smelling fine and I put in the fridge. But I can't still identify and it is cut in fillets. Any idea if the fish is still safe to eat and what I can do with it?

PseudoBadger Thu 08-Nov-12 20:29:57

This is haddock - grey with black line
This is coley - grey with white line
Either of these?

slartybartfast Thu 08-Nov-12 20:32:02

wrap in foil with butter and herbs and bake in oven?

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 20:37:54

I'm more inclined to say it is haddock. I will probably make fish cake than, I don't like fish pies.

AutumnGlory Thu 08-Nov-12 20:48:01

Actually thinking now about cooking kidgeree as I love rice but would it work if the fish is not smoked?

milkmoustache Thu 08-Nov-12 21:16:33

Fish soup would work. My mum did one with 8oz onions fried, add 1lb of potatoes, fish stock - probably a pint - glass of white wine, when pots are done either blend it or not depending on preference, then throw in your fish until cooked - add parsley if you have any, there you go!

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