Why Does My Frozen Fish Smell... Fishy?
July 20, 2013 1:35 PM Subscribe
Salmon was on sale at the store, so I bought 3 lbs, cut it up into approx 0.5lb pieces, and froze each piece in a ziploc bag for later use. A week later, the same thing happened with cod. And then, at some point (days - 1 week), my freezer began to smell of fish. Then my fridge too. And finally my kitchen. Where did I go wrong?
posted by forallmankind to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I can't determine if it was the salmon or the cod or both.
I know fish smells - I did not know that frozen fish does.
Yes - I tried putting bicarbonate of soda in the freezer: no difference.
I've eaten most of the fish now - there's only one salmon and one cod piece left - and the smell has died down.
The next time I buy fish for freezing, what should I do differently?