soaking fish in water and sea salt?????

  • avatarchadraiche
    Shakopee MN
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    I usually soak my fish in water and salt before going into the foodsaver bags. This time i tried sea salt and it made a slimy film on the fish….. weird! any thoughts???

    Profile photo of Mike StephensMike Stephens
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    always rinse before freezing And welcome to IDO

    Profile photo of dammandamman
    Pepin county Wi
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    When I soak my fish in salt water they are a little slimmy also but usually a good rinsing takes it off. And welcome to IDO.

    Profile photo of fish_any_timefish_any_time
    Champlin, MN
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    I’ve never soaked my fish in salt water. Maybe I’ve been doing it wrong?

    Once my fish are cleaned and ready to freeze, I put them into a zip lock, fill with water and freeze.

    Posts: 189

    The reason to use salt is to create an isotonic solution that removes blood from your fillets.It can also be used prior to cooking.Good luck!

    Profile photo of smithkeithsmithkeith
    Waterloo, Iowa
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    Friend told me to soak fillets in 7 Up for 20-30 minutes before frying them. Might have to try it. ??

    4 miles from Pool 9
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    Last time I cooked bluegills I soaked them in beer for 2 hours, then deep fried using frying Magic. Some said the fish was better than the prime rib we also had.

    Chippewa Falls,WI
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    Soaking yourself in beer first for a couple hours usually makes most everything taste much better.

    Profile photo of Steve PlantzSteve Plantz
    SE MN
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    Welcome to In-Depth Outdoors I-Raiche!!!

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    The Shores of Lake Harriet
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    Why would you put a freshwater fish in sea salt?

    Rinse, pack and freeze. (Get the air out and you will be fine)


    Profile photo of hndhnd
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    i used to do this as well….took forever to thaw….i know use the ziplock freezer bags that comes with what looks like a ball pump. it works great. not as great as a foodsaver but alot better than the water technique. if you have a lot of fish you keep, space in my freezer and deepfreeze gets scarce…this has helped tremendously.

    i also salt and water the river fish i keep here.

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