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peachygirl Fri 26-May-06 16:12:51

I took some salmon fillets out of the freezer yesterday to defrost and we didn't end up eating them.
I know I cannot re-freeze them but can I cook them and them freeze them as we probably won't eat them tonight either.
Surey if they are throughly cooked this would be ok?

spacecadet Fri 26-May-06 16:15:53

you cant re freeze it, even if its been cooked as far as i know.

peachygirl Fri 26-May-06 16:16:33

poo, I might have to eat both fillets then while DH has left over pizza!
Thanks

Twiglett Fri 26-May-06 16:18:18

you could probably get away with it if you makes some kind of pie .. ie flaked fish

MrsBadgerTheCelloPedaller Fri 26-May-06 16:19:10

you can cook them then freeze them, but the texture will suffer horribly as you'll have to reheat them after freezing.

Better to cook them both and eat one cold with mayo in a sandwich tomorrow (yum yum!)

motherbeing Fri 26-May-06 16:19:16

why don't you cook it then put in fridge? should still be ok tomorrow. how are you going to cook it?

BagelBird Fri 26-May-06 16:20:01

personally I wouldn’t risk it, wouldn’t enjoy anything that i thought was a potential health risk, esp if for the kiddies. No health expert though so just my opinion

zippitippitoes Fri 26-May-06 16:21:30

I'd make a salmon quiche

Mercy Fri 26-May-06 16:21:44

I thought it was only shellfish that shouldn't be refrozen?

peachygirl Fri 26-May-06 16:21:46

I was going to bake in the oven with lemon juice , we are travelling up to nottingham tomorrow so may not be able to eat it tomorrow night either, but the sandwich idea is a good one

giddy1 Fri 26-May-06 16:23:10

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motherbeing Fri 26-May-06 16:23:11

that sounds good zippi - could you bring it over then i won't have to cook tonight

MrsBadgerTheCelloPedaller Fri 26-May-06 16:23:50

ooh, yes, in-car salmon sandwiches!
(I do them in griddle pan if I'm planning to serve them cold - gives a nice crispy outside)

motherbeing Fri 26-May-06 16:25:13

teriyaki grilled is lovely too

peachygirl Fri 26-May-06 16:26:49

Thanks everyone, I think salmon sanwiches it might be. Dh wants to get a paper before we go so I could treat us to lovely rolls from tesco.

Twiglett Fri 26-May-06 16:27:07

I think poached salmon is best cold and in sandwiches (if that makes any difference at all )

Uwila Fri 26-May-06 16:27:11

Why can't you refreeze them? I hear this often (in the UK) but I've never understood why. What happens the second time you freeze it that didn't happen the first?

zippitippitoes Fri 26-May-06 16:28:09

I think it's a quality rather than a safety issue

peachygirl Fri 26-May-06 16:30:49

I think its a mixture f both sftey and quality of the food I can definaltly imagine it being a minky dry if I had cooked it unless in a pie or quiche.. which actually I could also do..
I foudn this on a website
'Refreezing thawed foods is not advised from either a safety or quality point of view. Retail packed frozen foods must be labelled 'Do not refreeze after thawing'. The main reason is to avoid the risk that some consumers may use inappropriate thawing methods, e.g. thawing at room temperature for too long a time, or letting the thawed food get too warm before refreezing is started.'

peachygirl Fri 26-May-06 16:31:29

sorry dreadful spelling!

zippitippitoes Fri 26-May-06 16:34:15

you can't refreeze them raw but cooked it would be a quality rather than safety issue..to clarify

peachygirl Fri 26-May-06 16:36:34

Thanks everyone. Zippititoes it would seem you are right. I would imagine it would be very dry and possibly a bit rubbery!

Uwila Fri 26-May-06 16:50:43

Ah, so it's actually the leaving it out at room temp for a dangerous amount of time that is the problem and not the refreezing. Sometimes I think the safety warnings think I'm stupid.

Maybe they could put one on swimsuits that say "remember to surface and breath air when swimming/diving"

Twiglett Fri 26-May-06 16:51:26

well I bought salmon fillets from sainsbury's and they have on the back

Warning: contains fish


I kid you not

Uwila Fri 26-May-06 16:54:35

Yes, and would you believe that our peanut butter contains nuts. Who would've guessed?

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