HOW TO FREEZE BETTER AT HOME
Freezing is one of the best ways to preserve foods. But it’s important to know how to freeze food properly and how long to freeze food. Whether you are freezing meat, seafood or produce, freezing food should be done as fast as possible. The slower food freezes, the larger the ice crystals formed by internal water become. Larger ice crystals literally poke holes in cell walls, allowing moisture to evaporate, taking flavor with it and compromising the food’s texture.
Avoid refreezing food. This both preserves quality and guards your safety. Except for some liquids, thawing and refreezing food can damage its flavor and texture. (For tips on how to best defrost your frozen treasures, please see Safely Defrosting Frozen Food for Maximum Flavor.)
Here are more steps and tips on how to freeze food to get the best results:
Do remember to leave room for a sheet pan, as mentioned above, in case you want to do more individual freezing.