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good info there - thanks for that
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I would have never thought to do a brine soak first...
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Good info thanks Cathelot.

I have a few Klip-It containers that I have found work very well for draining fish overnight before vacuum sealing.I also use the same container for defrosting, as it means the fish does not lie in any moisture it may give off.

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Originally posted by Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter wrote:

good info there - thanks for that

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Out for a meat-hunting trip out of Kawhia tomorrow and those tips sound very sound and shall do the brine, pre-freeze then bag method.
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Pretty happy with what I do at the moment, so won't change it much, but agree that water is the enemy. It promotes spoiling of refrigerated fish and breakdown of frozen fish. I like to get my fillets as dry as possible before storage and for fillets in the fridge, have taken to placing them on a piece of kitchen towel. It's amazing how much water comes out of them and I never wash my fillets. 
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Hi Keith, where did you get those klip it containers with the drip tray ?
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Originally posted by viscount viscount wrote:

Hi Keith, where did you get those klip it containers with the drip tray ?


It is called a Sistema Klip-It Meat Keeper Plus. I got them at the Warehouse last but I have seen them at the supermarket chains e.g. Countdown, New World & Mitre10. Sistema is often half price at The Warehouse, so about $6 instead of $12 elsewhere.
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I agree those drip storage containers make a huge difference to both
pre freezing fillets & for keeping in prime condition prior to cooking fresh.

However when I purchased mine could not find any as large as shown in the pic, despite scouring likely outlets ( Warehouse & Plastic box included ... even phoned Systema so those I had to settle on were long enough but only 1/2 the width so usually have to use all three in order to have the capacity of the one showing on this thread. 

Time to begin another search maybe & would advise anyone else here thinking of buying any, to try source a larger width ... at least 80 cm
but preferably more.
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80cm is huge Bazza, not many fridges would hold that. You sure that size is right?
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Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

80cm is huge Bazza, not many fridges would hold that. You sure that size is right?

Quite right smudge ... I am of an era of imperial measurement & to a certain extent is still ingrained so need to do a mental conversion which, as was the case this time the calculation is often wrong.

In this incidence was thinking 8 " which of course equals 20 cm not 80.

Smudge ... I hope you realize due to you querying my measuring that the fish I catch are going to be much smaller from hereon ! 
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Originally posted by SaltyC SaltyC wrote:

Not just the fish Bazza!

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Nice, we have free flowed on oven tray after dipping in salt water previously with good results, few more improvements possible it appears.
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One of the containers I use that has a drip tray is I think a tupperware bread saver, will take a pic when out at the beach over the weekend, works primo.

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The Tupperware Bread saver is similar to others already shown in this thread, so have taken a photo of my Maxi Drain Bin, these are great when you have a big filleting day or are breaking down a venison.

The Drain Tray started out in the bottom of a 200 ltr drum under sausage skins, cut it down to fit the bin

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I was in Payless Plastics yesterday, plenty of these on the shelves.





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Been looking all over for similar containers to those above with drain racks. Finally found some that I reckon will do the job in Briscoes Rotorua during the recent sales.
Approx. 8" square, not really deep, but the drain racks can easily be used with other trays.
Usual price $15.99 down to $11 + change


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