Freezing-food

How To : Freeze food properly

Don’t toss foods into the freezer willy-nilly and hope for the best! Storing them correctly preserves taste and texture. Learn how to freeze food properly. You Will Need * Masking tape * Permanent marker * Freezer-safe plastic bags and containers * Heavy-duty aluminum foil * ...more

How To : Freeze fresh fish

Freezing food is a great way to extend the shelf life and retain nutrients. Fish can quickly and easily be frozen to be used at a later date using only supplies you already have in your kitchen. Get started storing you're excess fresh fish. Sticking fish in the deep freeze? P ...more

Your Freezer : You're Using That Wrong, Too

Last week, I showed you why your refrigerator is one of the best tools in the kitchen when it comes to saving money and preserving food at its tastiest. But did you know your freezer is another underutilized ally in the cooking game? Chances are, you've been using your freeze ...more

No Preservatives, Please : How to Make Frozen TV Dinners

Please read the following in Rod Serling's voice. Picture, if you will, a mother. She comes home after a long day at the office, relieved that she took some chicken breasts out to thaw and will be able to make a quick and easy dinner for her family. She opens her refrigerator ...more

News : Blowtorches Aren't Just for Crème Brûlée

One of the most mind-blowing meals I ever ate occurred when I was 12 years old. The main course and sides were good, if unmemorable, but my jaw dropped during dessert when my friend's mother whipped out a blowtorch—as in a bona fide welding torch from the hardware store—to fin ...more

How To : Defrost food safely

Thawing frozen food on the countertop or in warm water may put your family at risk from food-borne bacteria. Keep them safe by following these methods. Step 1: Know the dangers Keep food out of “the danger zone” – between 40 and 140 degrees. Freezing stops bacteria from growi ...more

How To : Make Tequila Sunrise Popsicles

Sometimes just drinking your alcohol can feel a little dull and boring. Eating your alcohol, however, is always a party. Whether you're hosting a party and looking for a unique idea to serve drinks, or have a problem with people judging you for drinking at noon, all you have ...more

How To : Thaw meat and chicken safely

Looking for a fast way to thaw your meat without using the microwave? Thawing meat can be unhealthy if you do it without the proper care. Be safe! Here are two techniques that will give you great thawed meat that will be ready for dinner. Thawing meat and poultry can be a con ...more

How to Act Like a Food Snob : Molecular Gastronomy Edition

I first heard the term molecular gastronomy while watching an episode of Bravo's Top Chef a few seasons back. Intrigued by the concept, I sought to find out more about this modern, deconstructed type of cookery. If you happen to be around foodies and the topic of molecular gas ...more

How To : Make teriyaki chicken stir fry

Cut chicken into 1 - 1.5 inches chunks, strips or thin slices, depending on which you and your family prefers. Thin slices are fastest. It's easier to cut chicken into cubes chunks when it's partially frozen. Set chicken aside. Mix pineapple (with liquid), soy sauce, brown s ...more

How To : Safely use a crockpot

Next time you make dinner in your crockpot, be sure to follow these crockpot safety tips. The temperature should be at least 140 degrees. Food needs to cook at this temperature or higher to prevent the growth of bacteria. Do not put frozen foods into a crockpot. All foods shou ...more

How To : Prepare shrimp and crawfish meals

In a quest for fresh seafood, Chef Paul and Tom visit a street market in New Orleans. The experience is a new one for Tom, who usually purchases fish from the frozen-food aisle. Chef Paul shows us in this video how to prepare smothered crawfish "etouffee" and sautéed Shrimp wi ...more

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