How to freeze smelt for a long time
Smelt - this fish is small in size, much like herring. These fish are very common in the waters of the Great Lakes of North America and the rivers of New Zealand.
Smelt meat contains useful minerals and trace elements, such as iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, chlorine, fluorine and molybdenum. This fish is very useful for elderly people.
If you bought a lot of smelt that you can not eat at a time, then you should freeze it and store it until the next time. Here's how to freeze the smelt.
- Paper towels
- aluminum foil or plastic bags
- heat-resistant tape.
Rinse the fish by running it into cool water. Leave the fish whole. Dry the fish with paper towels.
Wrap the fish tightly in a layer of heavy aluminumfoil. Close the tight edges with a heat-resistant tape. Or put the fish in a plastic bag with a sealed clasp. Extrude as much air as possible from the bag before closing it. Write the date of freezing on a piece of paper and using tape and attach to the package or foil.
Freeze the fish at 0 degrees or lower for four to six months.
Defreeze the fish in the refrigerator, before you are ready to use it.