Fix Freezer Burn With Vinegar

March 31, 2020
Frozen Pork Sausage-freezer burn

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No matter how hard you try, there always seems to be a meat package that got lost in the freezer.  Once found, it is covered in a layer of ice crystals.  While the meat is still technically edible, the taste leaves you hungry for tomorrow's lunch or dinner, until now.  A little hack you can use to return flavor to that that freezer-burned steak, chicken breast and pork chop: add some balsamic vinegar while it is thawing! Take the frozen meat out of its packaging and into a plastic bag.  Add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar for about 1 pound of meat to allow the meat to lightly marinate as it thaws. The meat becomes quite tender from the acidity, and also very flavorful without an overpowering vinegar flavor. Once it’s thawed, remove the meat from the bag, discarding the “marinade” and cook it as you otherwise would.

SOURCE: The Kitchn 

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