On saturday I got some salmon out of the freezer to defrost. i added some teriyaki marinade and left it on the side convered in cling film. When I wentto put it in the fridge when i thought it had defrosted, there were white things in the teriyaki marinade. To be honest i didnt look too carefully at what they were i screamed and threw it in the bin.
Today ive got some lentil and bacon (honmemade then frozen) soup out of the freezer for lunch and now it seems to have very very very tiny little black bits in it? I know they aren't burnt bits or anyhting like that as the soup was all fine before I froze it.
What on earth is going on? Am I doing something wrong with regard to freezing deforsting? Someone please help before I never est anyhting ever again (although as I need to lose half a stone that may be no bad thing...)
sorry to be vague.I presumed the white things in the salmon were maggots but on the other hand ive never seen maggots so Im not sure? (too squeamish to google). They were perhaps 1cm in length and very thin and just sort of there, they werent doing anyhting.
The black bits arent pepper. They are sort of the size of of dried herbs etc when you add those to food but they def arent, theres no herbs in it its just lentils and veg and bacon.it just loooks very different now its defrosted to when i froze it last week after batch cooking it. theres all these black bits in it.
Maggos are usually quite fat, and wuldn't e in the freezer. How long did you eave it out of the freezer for - I wouldn't have thought it would be long enough to have allowed maggots to hatch. I am assuming the salmon was raw. What was in the marinade? Something citrus-y could have started 'cooking' the salmon - when fish cooks it leeks a milky substance - could that have been it?
yada yes i would say the black things do look like i imagine lice would...but theres no flour in my soup. Honestly you must all think Im mad but its really upsetting me. The white things in the salmon honesly weren't bones. they were shorter and fatter than a fish bone.
Thatsa relief then yada and seeline- I wasn't 100% certain at all they were maggots so hopefully that wasnt it (although that does mea I wasted two perfectly good pieces of salmon then.
the salmon would have been bought a week or two ago (no more than that) was put straight int he freezer, then I defrosted it approx 9am on saturday, added the marinade(just teriyaki sauce) then went to put it in the fridge about 3pm.
Im not having (possibly) lice-infested lentil and bacon soup sitting around til 6pm! I'll have to get rid of it. Its really putting me off eating anyhting else. Though I could manage a steak sandwich if you are offering...