Freezing crab meat ?
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    What is the best way to freeze crab meat without preparing it before hand ??? I am open to any and all suggestions. Thanks.....Dean

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    Foodsaver. Just make sure the juice from the crab meat doesn't seal the bag before all of the air is out. You can either put it in the frige or freezer to dry it out some. Tastes just like it came out of the steamer 6 mo later.

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    The best way to freeze anything is is a vacuum sealed bag. The air is what destroys the stored product..........Gary
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    first freeze it in a container. when frozen , renove it from the container & vacuum seal it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rj View Post
    first freeze it in a container. when frozen , renove it from the container & vacuum seal it.
    That's what I do every time I freeze something so it doesn't suck the juices out of it and it seals better. Thanks Rich.........Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj View Post
    first freeze it in a container. when frozen , renove it from the container & vacuum seal it.
    nice post, thanks. that makes so much sense but I never even thought about it!

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    We spread the crab meat on a cookie sheet and then freeze it. When frozen we remove the cookie sheet and place the frozen meat in a vac bag and refreeze again.You won't lose any juice. This way if you only want a small portion it is easy to break loose from the frozen pack.

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    Anyone ever freeze in milk first?

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    I've had decent success freezing in ziplocks. I do all I can to get all the air out first. The meat tastes OK for crabcakes, but not anything like fresh picked. I need to invest in a vaccume sealer.

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