Fridge Freezer Q

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. I want to let my birds rest in the fridge for a couple of days before freezing them, I have an extra fridge out in my barn just for this purpose.
    Can I vac seal them up and then let them rest in the fridge or should I let them rest, then vac seal right before I put them in the freezer?
    Sort of confused on that...
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I wondered this also...
  3. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Songster

    Mar 7, 2007
    North Pole, AK
    Either should work. Letting the meat rest doesn't mean you need to leave it open to air. You are allowing a natural chemical reaction to occur, letting the initial rigamortis to relax away and returning the muscle to a relaxed state.

    I personally find that it is easier to pull the pin feathers if I wait until after I have allowed the bird to rest, so I usually wait on vacuum sealing unless we skinned the birds.

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